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Importance of seeking deeni knowledge

*Summary of Iṣlāḥī Majlis by Shaykhul-Ḥadīth Ḥaḍrat Mawlāna Ādam ibn Yūsuf Ṣāḥib دامت بركاته*

29th August 2021 | 20th Muharram 1443AH

‎مولاي صل وسلم دائمًا أبدًا

‎على حبيبك خير الخلق كلهم

‎فمبلغ العلم فيه انه بشر

‎وانه خير خلق اله كلهم

*Importance of seeking Deeni knowledge*

*وَعَنْ أنس وضي الله عنه قالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، ﷺ: مَن خرَج في طَلَبِ العِلمِ، كان في سَبيلِ اللَّهِ حَتَّى يرجِعَ.* رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيّ والدارمي

Narrated by Anas رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allah ‎ﷺ said: “He who goes out in search of knowledge is in the path of Allah until he returns.”

When a person leaves their house to seek knowledge, they are in the path of Allah ‎ﷻ until they return home. Be it going to a Madrasah, a Dār-ul-Ulūm, a Masjid etc. In the Qur’ān, Allah ‎ﷻ has encouraged us to seek knowledge. Allah ﷻ says:

*فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنذِرُوا قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا رَجَعُوا إِلَيْهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَحْذَرُونَ*

_"So, why should it not be that a group from every section of them goes forth, so that they may acquire perfect understanding of the Faith, and so that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may take due care (of the rules of Shar’iah )._ [9:122]"

We should try to make at least some of our children Ulamā. We realise the true benefits of studying Deen when a person becomes unwell, at the time of sakarāt (final moments before death), and when it is time to enter the grave. This is when the benefits are seen and it's value is realised.

We are in this world for a purpose. It is permissible to eat, drink and enjoy this world (within the boundaries of Shar’iah) but remember to prepare something for the hereafter too.

*The story of Hadhrat حفظه الله’s studies*

Hadhrat حفظه الله’s mother took Hadhrat to a Dār-ul-Ulūm to study when he was 8 or 9 years old. He began to memorise the Qur’ān Majīd and when he had learnt the end of the tenth chapter, he had to return home because his mother was extremely unwell. After this illness, his mother passed away. Hadhrat then returned to Madrasah and finished memorising the Qur’ān. During this time, he saw his mother in a dream. She was wearing green coloured clothes and presented food in a tub to Hadhrat. Hadhrat’s teachers then explained to him that the dwellers of Jannah wear green clothes and his mother was bringing him food from Jannah in his dream. Thus, the dream indicated that both the mother and son would reap rewards from the path of knowledge that she had started her son upon. Hadhrat mentioned that he prays for his parents daily before he leaves his house.

*Hadhrat Tawakkul Shah ؒ realises the status of students of Deen*

In the Asian subcontinent, there was a pious man named Hadhrat khwaja Tawakkul Shah ؒ . His piety was such that people would know of it and large groups of people would come to him for Bay’ah (spiritual connection and rectification). He was extremely wealthy and would feed many people, especially people in need. Once Rasūllullah ‎ﷺ came to him in his dream and said (along the lines of), “you feed so many people but you have never fed me.” The shaykh was in extreme worry due to this short dream. He prayed to Allah ‎ﷻ for help in understanding this dream. After a while, he realised he had never fed the students of Deen and this is what the dream meant, as the students of deen are the inheritors of the Prophets. So Hadhrat Tawakkul Shah ؒ called students from all over the country to eat.

This is the status of the students of Deen. If you have any children, then let at least one study at a Dār-ul-Ulūm. We have money for everything; to go for a holiday, to eat good food etc. But we claim that we don’t have money to allow our students to study Deen?

In the family of Qari Tayyib Sahib ؒ , who was also one of Hadhrat’s teachers, every person was an Ālim or Ālimah. MāshāAllah.

```May Allah ﷻ grant us the ability to practise on everything that has been said. Āmīn```

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