Ibn Qutaibah on the Students of Knowledge of Old

December 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Ibn Qutaibah رحمه الله said, “In the past, a student of knowledge would listen to learn, and learn to act, and gain understanding of the religion in order to benefit himself and others. But now it has become such that they listen in order to [merely] accumulate, and they accumulate in order to be mentioned, and they memorise in order to overcome [others] and boast.”

Ibn Qutaibah said this over one thousand years ago, he passed away in 276 Hijri.

Al-Madkhal al-Mufassal li-Madhhab al-Imaam Ahmad wa Takhrijaat al-Ashaab, vol. 1, p. 13.

’Uthaimeen on Enmity, Hatred, Conflict, Hostility, Contention, Swearing, Cursing and Fanaticism for Falsehood Among Many of the Students of Knowledge

April 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It saddens us greatly to find enmity, hatred, conflict, hostility, contention and fanaticism for falsehood among many of the students of knowledge. Issues concerning the Sharee’ah are supposed to be the object of unity, harmony and understanding, not enmity, conflict, hatred, swearing, cursing and alienating, for this is in opposition to the Legislation and in opposition to what Allaah has ordered.”

Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, vol. 9, p. 259.

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