In the meanwhile, here is a poem from “The Ring of the Dove” – By Sh. Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥazm
“True love is not a flower
That springeth in an hour;
Its flint will not strike fire
At casual desire.
Love is an infant rare
Begotten, slow to bear;
Its lime must mingle long
Before its base is strong.
And then not soon will it
Be undermined, and split;
Firm will its structure stand,
Its fabric still expand.
This truth is readily
Confirmed, because we see
That things too quickly grown
Are swiftly overthrown.
Mine is a stubborn soil
To plough with arduous toil,
To tiller and to seed.
But once the roots begin
To strike and thrive therein,
Come bounteous rain, come drought,
The lusty stem will sprout. “
From a lecture given by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi: Listen HERE
Bismillahir rahman ir raheem
The weightiest thing a person will have on the day of judgement is good manners.
Etiquette’s (Adaab) of a student of knowledge (Adaab)
- How to treat himself
- How to treat his Sheikh
Other topics include how to treat your books, dormitory. Ibnu Jama’ has a book written 700-800 years ago and it has a chapter about etiquette’s about how to keep your dormitory, how to treat your fellow student, how to cleanup bathroom after using it.
A student of knowledge has to become more conscious of his manners. It will open up the hearts of others.
Al-Makhlad Ibn Al Hussien —(one of the famous scholars of hadith) — said to Imam Abdullah Ibn Mubarak (who was one of the famous scholars of the hadith of his time—also was of the level of the teachers of Buqhari—died year 198) “Verily we are more in need of a little bit of good manners then we are to a lot of knowledge”
Allah says to Musa: “And when you speak to Pharon, speak to him justly and softly, It is possible that he might be guided to Allah”
Firoun being the worst human being on the face of the earth, under the Djjal
Importance of Character is a topic of itself…
Point to emphasize here is that as a student of knowledge, it is more befitting for him to have increase in character.
Adaab with Himself:
1)Most important thing: Ikhlaas – Sincerity
- We should be doing this only for the sake of Allah.
- Without showing off, without arrogance, humbly.
- They have only been commanded to worship Allah sincerely, Some worship to showoff
- Be very careful that our niyyat is only for Allah.
- Prophet (saw) said “don’t seek knowledge to argue with the layman, whoever does that let him beware of the fire of hell.”
- Prophet (saw) said: “Whoever studies any knowledge which he seeks to earn things in this dunya, then let him beware of the fire of hell.” in another hadeeth, “this person will never smell the scent of jannah”
- Suffyan As saoudi – Died in year 160 – “I have never tried to cure anything that is more difficult to cure than my niy’yah (intention)”
- He was The scholar of Hadith before Imam Bukhari
- Niyya continuously changes
2) Second aspect: To make sure we cleanse our hearts from every jealousy, envy, and evil feeling towards our fellow students.