The Pupil’s Guideline in Seeking Knowledge

The Pupil’s Guideline/Manual in Seeking Knowledge 📒

An Online Course about the Etiquette of the Student of Knowledge & how to properly learn

w/ Keys To Knowledge 🗝

Often times we have met Muslims who have voiced that they 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 just feel “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, the major reason for this feeling is the result of 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)

Among the benefits scholars have derived from this verse is that knowledge has to be sought correctly “through its proper doors/channels”.

Subsequently, past and present-day scholars have given considerable attention in authoring books and composing poems detailing the legitimate method in obtaining knowledge. These books/poems are used as guidelines helping the student to navigate his/her way through any potential pitfalls while obtaining an Islamic education.

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:

Mannerisms specific to the Student

Mannerisms specific to the Teacher/Educator

Mannerisms shared by both the Student & Teacher

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? لمن?

This course is for both brothers and sisters who:

-Want to begin seeking Islamic knowledge but don’t know how or where to start

-Those who have sought Islamic knowledge in the past but dropped out for whatever reason

-Those who are on the path and need some more motivation/tips to help them to excel in their studies

-Those who are seasoned veterans and would just like to review the mannerisms of studying

-Those who just love attending lectures and drawing closer to Allah

📌Classes begin 10th of Safar 1441h (October 9, 2019)

📌Classes are taught live every Wednesdays 10:00-11am, Makkah timing. We use the ZOOM application to broadcast our live lessons. Please have it downloaded on your device to attend 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 and submit homework.

💵 Course fee: $35 USD (Please include your telegram number and name in the notes section. Or contact us to confirm payment via WhatsApp/Telegram)

🖋Instructor: Abu Awzaa’ee Abdus-Salaam, Umm al-Quraa University 

Questions? Contact us:

Telegram or WhatsApp: +966 54 416 2996

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