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AS SALAMU ALAYKUM WA RAHMUTALLAHI WA BARAKATAHU |
Below is a summarization of a book written by shaykh abdu assalam burgis called Obstacles in the path of knoledge in which the shaykh mentions some of the manners of the student of knoledge and those obstacles that stop the seeker attaining the benifit of knoldege from its fruits, the chapters discuss:
1. Beginning with some introductory notes on knowledge, ignorance, abandoning or forgetting knowledge, knowledge being light and the use of knowledge in acquring virtue and excellence.
2.Looking at the disease of seeking knowledge for other than the sake of Allaah, and that this is a major obstacle in the path of the student of knowledge.
3.Not acting upon knowledge is actually ignorance, despite having knowledge. A look at how this disease is a major obstacle to attaining true knowledge.
4.The obstacle of relying upon books alone, without reference to a teacher or a scholar, and some of the dangers resulting from this practice.
5.One of the signs of the hour is that knowledge will be taken from the Asaaghir - another one of the obstacles in the path to knowledge.
6.Explaining the importance of being gradual in the acquisition of knowledge since acquiring knowledge in one go has the associated danger of losing it all in one go!
7.A look at the obstacle of having pride and being amazed and deceived with oneself and how this prevents true knowledge, as opposed to humility, which is a sign of benefiting from knowledge.
8.The importance of great striving, patient perseverence, long lengths of time, and other affairs, that are required in abundance before one is able to give verdict or make ijtihaad.
9.Making mention of the lack of zeal in seeking knowledge, which is due partly to people wasting time, not taking benefit from their good health and free time.
10.Highlighting the two deadly and lethal diseases of Tasweef and Tamanni, and their role in deceiving an individual into swimming in hopes and dreams until death reaches him!
LEARN THESE MANNERS AS THESE THINGS COME BEFORE THE KNOLDEGE.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE SEE NOT KNOWING ABOUT THESE OBSTACLES, WHEN THEY FALL INTO THESE THINGS LIKE ONE WHO PUTS HIMSELF FOWARD FOR GIVING LESSONS, ANSWERING QUESTIONS, TRANSLATING AND YOU SEE THAY ARE NOT ON THE LEVEL THEY PUT THEMSELF FOWARD FOR, WHEN THEY ARE ASKED
"DIDNT YOU LEARN THE MANNERS OF THE STUDENT OF KNOLEDGE"
THE ANSWER IS "NO"
AND WHEN PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY SHOWING OFF AND BEING PLEASED WITH ONES SELF THEY WILL SAY HAD I LEARNT THE MANNERS FIRST TO GET THE FRUITS OF ILM.
Here is the link for those who want the fruits of knowldege
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