Benefits from ‘Bayān Fadl Ilm al-Salaf’ of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq – SalafiPublications Winter Conference 2022.

Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

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[24/12/2022] Benefits from ‘Bayān Fadl Ilm al-Salaf’ of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq حفظه الله. The SalafiPublications Winter Conference at Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

  • Overview of the treatise.
  • The definition of ‘ilm’. 
  • An example to aid in understanding the distinction between ‘ilm, jahl murakkab, jahl basīṭ, dhann, wahm and shakk. 
  • The levels of ‘ilm.
  • Proof from the Qur’ān regarding the heart being the seat/place of ‘ilm.
  • Verses from the Qur’ān regarding knowledge that is beneficial and knowledge that is not beneficial.
  • The foundation of the sciences of the religion vs the sciences of the people of disbelief.
  • Seeking refuge with Allāh from being put to trial by way of knowledge that does not benefit.
  • The things that constitute actual knowledge.
  • Taking what is sufficient from other types of knowledge and being careful not to enter into excess.
  • The bid’ah of those who claim philosophy is needed in order to know Allāh.
  • Five innovated sciences that entered upon the Muslims and took the people away from beneficial knowledge:
  • 1. What the Mu’tazilah entered into the ummah regarding Qadar and setting up similitudes for Allāh.
  • The prohibition of looking into Qadar beyond what is beneficial and necessary.
  • Arguments of the atheists which indicate that in reality they believe in a Creator. 

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