Knowledge & Adab

Discussion in 'Stories and Anecdotes' started by The Emir, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. The Emir

    The Emir Well-Known Member

    Good quote.

    One of the problems with scholars graduating today is that they don't spend time with or under the guidance of 'genuine' Shaykhs as did their predecessors and fall prey to the 'I have lots of knowledge' syndrome which leads to 'adab' going out of the window not just for scholars but for the general public as well.

    Look at Khwaja Garib Nawaz, Gaus e Azam, Khwaja Nizamuddin, Sultan Makhdum Ashraf Jahangir, A'la Hazrat (Blessings Be on all of them) etc and the love they had for their Shaykhs and how they served them after completing their education which meant that their egos were competely and utterly crushed - and only then did they go out and spread Islam and helped people. Who does this in today's day and age??
  2. Muhammadi

    Muhammadi Well-Known Member

    ibn al-Mubarak - radiyAllahu 'anhu - said, "I studied adab for thirty years and I studied knowledge for twenty years." [tartib al-madarik wa taqrib al-masalik/qadi 'ayad; rahimahullah].

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