Welcome to the wonderful path of seeking knowledge. How fortunate is the one who spends his/her time as a student of deen. Consider the following:
وعن أبي الدرداء رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: “من سلك طريقًا يبتغي فيه علمًا سهل الله له طريقًا إلى الجنة، وإن الملائكة لتضع أجنحتها لطالب العلم رضا بما صنع، وإن العالم ليستغفر له من في السماوات والأرض حتى الحيتان في الماء، وفضل العالم على العابد كفضل القمر على سائر الكواكب، وإن العلماء ورثة الأنبياء وإن الأنبياء لم يورثوا دينارًا ولا درهما وإنما ورثوا العلم. فمن أخذه أخذ بحظ وافر” ((رواه أبو داود والترمذي)).
Abud-Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who follows a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make the path of Jannah easy to him. The angels lower their wings over the seeker of knowledge, being pleased with what he does. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and even the fish in the depth of the oceans seek forgiveness for him. The superiority of the learned man over the devout worshipper is like that of the full moon to the rest of the stars (i.e., in brightness). The learned are the heirs of the Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only that of knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact acquired an abundant portion.”
[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].
[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].
There are so many wonderful bounties showered on the one who embarks on the path of seeking knowledge. Knowledge of Islam is the inheritance of the Prophets (‘alayhimus salam). The fish in the sea supplicate for the student. How many different species of fish and how many in number are there? The ocean is vast and the number of fish only Allah Ta’ala knows but we can see how fortunate we are that Allah Ta’ala has placed us on this path. May Allah Ta’ala keep us on this path, allow us to implement what we learn and be happy with us. Ameen.
Oh seeker of knowledge, we are living in such an era where many prophecies of our beloved Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) are now taking place. It is difficult to know where to take knowledge from and who to study by when so called scholars are living their lives against the way of Islam in open. We have been warned about this too. For this reason we have come together to provide traditional, authentic sources of ‘ilm (knowledge) for the benefit of the student, especially our sisters in Islam who can study from home and perhaps benefit more than going out to study due to the nature of the fitan that are prevalent today.
We have set the study in a similar fashion to the ‘Aalimiyyah classes, starting with the basics where we revisit what was learnt in childhood in case of needing to correct any misinformation, then progress to learn more, such as the Sunnah acts which are more detailed but necessary and also the detailed meanings of the different Arabic terms.
We are sourcing material from the traditional books of Islam and so it may take us time to have the material online in full. Please be patient with us but make du’a that we are able to do this for the Ummah and make special du’a for the authors and their helpers who dedicated so much of their time in gathering authentic material in one place and translating it.
‘Ilm (knowledge) is only of benefit if there is ‘amal (practise). The gradual increase in knowledge on this page should help with trying to implement it in our lives, in sha Allah. This world is a short stop, the hereafter is where actual enjoyment starts for a Muslim so every time you implement something, you are sending a huge amount of rewards ready for you in the hereafter. And every sacrifice of worldly desires in this world is a mountain-loud or more of rewards in the next life, in sha Allah. Try to remind yourself of this at all times and it will become easier for you, in sha Allah.
We recommend studying/reading at your own pace and covering a little of each topic each week. The book of manners is very important and often overlooked, hence we have included it as one of the first aspects to study.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us. And all praise is to Allah, the one who has brought us to the path of seeking knowledge.