Ignorance Vs Knowledge

Incoming short story

In the time of Umar Ibn Khattab, he would go and inspect the market and he would tell the Businessmen in the market of Madinah: “You are not allowed to sell in our market place unless you have (Fiqh) otherwise you will deal with Riba (interest) whether you like it or not.” So he said, “you have to learn the Fiqh of business before you sell in our markets”; like you have to have a certificate that you have studied the Fiqh of business before you come in and do trade. So this is just like now you are not allowed to work unless you have a certificate, unless you graduated in that field. Same thing Umar Ibn Khattab wanted to know that they were qualified, to practice in the market and that applies to you, today; if you are physician, you need to study the Fiqh relating to your field you need to study the aspects of Da’ and Dawa’ (the illness and the medicine) in Islam. What is the Islamic Medicine? What is considered to be an illness? How to cure in Islam? That will help you in your field. You need to learn rules regarding abortion when it is allowed and when it is not allowed, contraception all of these issues that would relate to your specific field you need to learn about them. If you are a farmer you need to learn the rules regarding farming. If you are a businessman depending upon field of your business you need to learn the Ahkam relating to that. And if you real estate agent you need to know what is Halal and that field and what is Haraam? What involves Riba and what doesn’t? not only in your field of profession but as a husband you need to know what your responsibilities are? as a wife you need to know what your responsibilities are? Notice here that I am saying RESPONSIBILITIES not RIGHTS. We are always told to fight for your Rights, so the man and women come into marriage with the well to fight for their rights. The man is fighting for his rights, the woman is fighting for her rights and it’s like you are in a bull ring. A Muslim asks about their responsibilities not rights. You are asked about your responsibilities towards others. If the wife take cares of her responsibilities and the husband take care of his responsibilities there will be no problems. You will be no problems when you start fighting for your rights it’s not a boxing arena marriage is a cooperation it is an ‘ibadah you are serving Allah through that relationship. The parents needs to learn their responsibilities and the children need to learn their responsibilities. all of this is Fiqh that needs to be studied.

… I’ve seen people engage in sin when innocence is called for. I’ve seen people engage in matrimony without knowing if their spouse touch breaks something as vital as the armor of their prayer, their wudu(ablution). My advice to you is, in order to be an Islamically successful, one MUST SEEK KNOWLEGDE!! Some might argue this isn’t possible in their given locations in the world, but this is incorrect.. Where ever you stand right now, there is so much you can learn. if you want to become educated in Islam read Qur’an a lot and go straight to the books of hadith. Who said that you can’t go and read from Bukhari? Who said you can’t go and read for Riyadh us Saaliheen or Sahih Muslim? Is there some voodoo in that, which prevents you from opening it up? Only a person who has a special protection can read it? But then you go and read books that are purely opinions. Pure opinions of men who are like you at the end of the day.

My second piece of advice is: be careful who you take knowledge from for every deviant sect that existed was founded and promoted by scholars. Every single one. don’t take these words as putting down on the scholars, NO, the scholars are the leaders of the Ummah they are the ones that you study from but you as a Muslim who is given an intelligent mind you are not insane, right? That’s I hope so  you have sane mind you have intelligence and that is sufficient for you to be able to access the Book of Allah and access the Hadith of Rasul Allah

My third piece of advice is: refrain for anything you have no knowledge of for you might fall in grave sin. Make sure that you don’t make a fatwa.

My fourth and final piece of advice is pray for guidance to the road that leads to paradise.


مَّن كَانَ يُرِيدُ ثَوَابَ الدُّنْيَا فَعِندَ اللَّهِ ثَوَابُ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرً

“Whoever desires the reward of this world – then with Allah is the reward of this world and the Hereafter. And ever is Allah Hearing and Seeing.” 4:134

Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllaahu ‘anhu(May God Be Pleased With Him) used to tell the Tabeein(followers)”I tell you the Allah said and Rasul Allah(Messenger of Allah) said and you tell me Abu Bakr said and Umar said?” Ibn ‘Abbas was angry with the people because they are referring to Abu Bakr and Umar and they are not referring it to Allah and Rasul Allah. What about today? That we are referring to fulaan and fulaan and fulaaaan (so and so and so and so). … Umar ibn Khattab radhiAllaahu ‘anhu was very concerned about the state of the ibaadat(acts of worship). When he was dying he said, “The thing that I am most concerned about is your Salah, if you take care of it Allah will take care of your rest of Religion if you neglect if rest of your religion would be neglected. So start with the Salah. In fact on the Day of Judgment there is a hadith Rasul Allah, the first thing the angels will look into in your book of deeds is your Salah. If it’s complete then they will go to the next page. If not, they will try to see if you have any voluntary prayers to fill in the deficiency in the Fard Salah if you don’t have Salah in there they are not going to look at anything else in your books of deeds. Your Akhlaq or A’maal the pre- requisite of Salah. Salah is the most important thing it’s a pillar of the Religion. And we talk about Salah we talk about the whole package. We talk about doing the Salah, doing it on time, Salaatul Jummah a having Khushu doing the Wudu right, teaching it to your children, all of this is enclosed within that package. Salah is a system it’s not just an individual thing.

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