Author: Imam Nas’iee | Pages: 36 | Size: 1.2 MB | Format: PDF
This is the first book in the ‘Classical Knowledge Series’ – a collection of selected scholarly works from the past that deal with the subject of religious knowledge. This particular book is a translation of the famous classical work “Kitaab-ul-’Ilm”, a collection of narrations about the virtues, merits, manners, and etiquettes of knowledge, written by Imaam Abu Khaithama An-Nasaa’ee (Died 234H). In this initial instalment, the reader will have a glimpse into the statements and actions of our pious predecessors with regard to seeking, spreading and implementing knowledge. There are over 160 narrations in total, including statements of the Prophet, his Companions, the Taabi’een and the suceeding early generations. In addition to this, the scholar of Hadeeth of recent times, Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, has reviewed the treatise and verified the narrations contained within it, distinguishing the authentic from the weak. So this treatise is of great benefit and deserving of being read and studied by every Muslim, whether in gatherings or individually.
Bismillah walhamdulilah wa salatu wa salah a3la rasulilah
Allah [subhanahu wa ta3la] says in Surah Zumur ayah 9 :
هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
“Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?”
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Author: Ibn Rajab al Hanbali | Size: 4.4MB | Pages: 88 | Format: PDF
These are some brief words about the meaning of knowledge and its classification into that which is beneficial and that which is not; as well as a note regarding the excellence of the knowledge of the Salaf over that of the Khalaf. The way and wisdom of the Salaf, all goodness lies in traversing the way of the Salaf, beneficial Knowledge with regards the ‘Inner Sciences’, the foundation of knowledge and many other branches of the beneficial knowledge.
Author: Bakr Abu Zayd | Size: 4.6 MB | Pages: 96 | Format: PDF
The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge … to adorn oneself with beautiful etiquette, noble manners, good behaviour, and pious conduct are distinguishing characteristics of the people of Islaam, and knowledge – the most precious pearl in the crown of the purified Shareeah – cannot be attained except by those who adorn themselves with its etiquette and those who leave evil qualities associated to it. For this reason the scholars devoted their attention to this etiquette, outlined its importance and wrote books solely on this topic; either pertaining to (general conduct] with all types of knowledge or to specific types of knowledge such as the etiquette of the carriers of the Noble Quireaan, the etiquette of the muhaddith, the etiquette of the muftee, the etiquette of the qaadee (judge), the etiquette of the muhtasib (the one who enjoins good and forbids evil for the sake of Allaah) and so on. The issue of this book is the general conduct of those who take the path of seeking the knowledge of the Sharee’ah.
Author: Ibn Rajab al Hanbali | Size: 28MB | Pages: 135 | Format: PDF
This is an English translation of Ibn Rajab al Hanbali’s classic work Jami’al Ulum Wal Hikam. It is basically a listing of 50 ahadith (sayings of the Prophet), and along with them are comments, lessons to be learned from them, and sayings of the Sahaba regarding them.
Authors: al Khateeb al Baghdaadee | Size: 300kb | Pages: 64 | Format: PDF
Since that book served as an introduction to knowledge, its virtues, merits and manners, it seemed proper that the second book be dedicated to the next level of knowledge, which is its result and outcome, and that is righteous deeds.
In this treatise, the author gathers over 200 narrations from the Prophet, his Companions and the pious predecessors on the virtue and obligation of acting upon knowledge. Thus the work serves as an inspiration and encouragement to the readers, guiding them to transfer whatever knowledge they gain of Islaam into good deeds and righteous actions. You will find this book filled with beautiful admonitions and golden words of advice from our righteous predecessors, inciting us to acquire knowledge and to then put it into practice by way of acts of worship.