Inspiration to keep Studying…

Some of the ‘Ulema of the past used to say that those who do not believe that the Talibul ‘Ilm, that the scholar is a warrior, is a Mujahid then he has no intellect. The scholar, the talibul ‘ilm, is defending the borders and the lines of Islam just like a Mujahid is fighting and defending Islam with his body and blood. He’s fighting it with his pen and lectures, his teachings and his classes. You know? That Mujahid wouldn’t be there unless he had a good teacher, right? So it’s tough to get up everyday and recite 10 pages of Quraan, and memorize, and review, and then study this. It’s tough! Those people don’t have the stomach to study or the discipline , or the humility to sit between somebody’s legs under their feet and study. They just want a fatwa. They, as the scholars say, want the taste of knowledge but they don’t want to eat the meal. They say the introduction is too long and the teacher is not getting to the point. But the introduction has its place. If they would stick to the first five lessons, they would get somewhere, you know?

– Ustadh


10 comments on “Inspiration to keep Studying…

  1. Jazakillahu khairan katheeran and BaraakAllahu feeki,MashaAllah always inspiring posts!!Posts like these keep me going,Alhamdulillah.Just today received the following,would love to share..
    .A benefit from a student ….
    by sarf4sisters
    It is reported that Imām Al-Hasan Al-Basrī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

    To learn a single topic of knowledge and teach it to a Muslim is more beloved to me than having the whole world and giving it in the cause of Allāh.

    Al-Khatīb Al-Baghdādī, Al-Faqīh wa Al-Mutafaqqih article 53.

    • Asalamoalaykum Dear Sis: Thank you so much for your kind words. Ameen, wa iyaki!

      What a powerfully energizing quote for a student and a teacher! Mashaa’Allah. JazakiAllahu khayran for taking out the time to share it with me :)
      May Allah SWT aid you in your studies and may Allah SWT grant you and I the most noble profession, i.e. teaching Quraan (its Sciences and so on), so that we are able to raise generations of men and women who fear Allah SWT much. May Allah SWT help us do it in a manner most pleasing to Him. Ameen.

      Please don’t forget me in your precious duaas.
      Warmest best wishes,
      -Umm Sulaym

  2. Jazakiallahu khair :)
    I like it when a teacher just says it like it is; it’s a reminder – this knowledge doesn’t *need* you, you need it.

    P.S. I pray you are doing well! :)

    • JazakiAllahu khayran. I’m humbled. Thank you for your kindness.
      May Allah swt help us achieve His Pleasure through our blogs. Ameen.
      By the way a warm welcome to my blog and I hope to see you more often here. Would love to connect with you inshaa’Allah.
      Wishing you a blessed Ramadan.
      Wasalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullah,
      Umm S.

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