The Pupil’s Guideline/Manual in Seeking Knowledge 📒
An online course about the manners that should be observed by Students of Knowledge & the proper method of learning.
Often times we have met Muslims who feel as though they have “failed” in seeking Islamic knowledge. Some have expressed that despite seeking knowledge for X amount of years and traveling to such and such land, they’re still unable to find any fruitful results and are “stuck”. Consequently, they feel lost, depressed, and as one person put it, “in the middle of the ocean with absolutely no idea where to go” – Allahu Akbar. If this describes your condition, then do not worry, you are not alone. Scholars have mentioned that the major cause for this feeling is being unfamiliar with the correct approach in acquiring Islamic knowledge.
Allah tells us in the Quran,
وَلَيْسَ الْبِرُّ بِأَن تَأْتُوا الْبُيُوتَ مِن ظُهُورِهَا وَلَٰكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنِ اتَّقَىٰ ۗ وَأْتُوا الْبُيُوتَ مِنْ أَبْوَابِهَا
“…Righteousness is not in entering your houses from the back doors. Rather, righteousness is to be mindful ˹of Allah˺. So enter your homes through their ˹proper˺ doors…” (al-Baqarah: 189)
From this verse, scholars have derived that knowledge has to be learned correctly “through its proper doors/channels”.
As a result, past and present-day scholars have given considerable attention to author books and compose poems wherein they detail the legitimate method in acquiring Islamic knowledge. These books/poems are used as guidelines to assist the student in navigating his/her way in developing a sound Islamic education while avoiding any potential pitfalls along the way.
In this course, students will study one of these great works: a 300 line poem entitled, “The Pupil’s Guideline (in Seeking Knowledge)”. It was composed by the great scholar of Hadith in our time, Sh. Muhammad Ali Aadam al-Ityoobi حفظه الله وشفاه.
The Shaykh based this poem off of the benefits found in the beginning of Imaam Nawawi’s “al-Majmoo’” رحمه الله. The poem is broken down into three major chapters:
1. Mannerisms specific to the Student (lines 1-140)
2. Mannerisms specific to the Teacher/Educator (lines 141-277)
3. Mannerisms shared by both the Student & Teacher (lines 278- 300)
At the end of this course, attendees will learn the proper method in seeking knowledge from all aspects, in shaa Allah. This will allow them to begin/continue their journey in learning and finally produce fruitful results – with Allah’s permission.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is for both brothers and sisters who:
A. Want to begin seeking Islamic knowledge but don’t know how or where to start
B. Have started their journey in learning but stopped for whatever reason
C. Are currently seeking knowledge and need more motivation/tips to help them to excel in their studies
D. Are seasoned veterans and would just like to review the mannerisms of studying
E. Love attending lectures and drawing closer to Allah
🗓 Classes resume 24th of Dhul Hijjah (August 14, 2020) إن شاء الله.
🕰 Live sessions are every Friday morning 8am, Makkah timing. 1 hour per class.
🖥 We use the ZOOM application to broadcast live.
🎥 Registered students are able to view the recordings and follow the course at their own pace.
🚺🚹 There are gender separated private telegram groups where students will be able to ask questions
💵 Course fee: $90 USD (one time payment). This fee does not apply to already registered students.
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🖋 Instructor: Abu Awzaa’ee Abdus-Salaam, Umm al-Quraa University 🕋
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