“Seek Knowledge Before it is Taken Away, and it is Taken Away by the Death of the Scholars.” – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid – SalafiPublications Winter Conference 2022.

Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid

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[24/12/2022] “Seek Knowledge Before it is Taken Away, and it is Taken Away by the Death of the Scholars.” – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله. The SalafiPublications Winter Conference at Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

  • The status of the scholars in Islām, and our need of them.
  • Proof that the scholars are to be obeyed. 
  • ‘Abdullāh b. al-Mubārak (رحمه الله) on the two groups of people whom the rest of the people follow in their rectification or corruption.
  • Imām Aḥmad (رحمه الله) on the beautiful effect of the scholars upon the people and their terrible effect upon the scholars.
  • The firmness of the scholars in the face of trials and adversity.
  • What should be done when the ruler commands with something uncertain.
  • The manner in which knowledge is taken away and the condition of the people thereafter.
  • The calamity of social media “influencers”.
  • Clinging firmly to the Sunnah in times of fitan.
  • A tremendous narration that seals for us the bounty Allāh has bestowed upon the first three generations.
  • The inevitable failure of those who have abandoned the path of the Salaf when they call to unity. 
  • Encouragement to seek knowledge and benefit from the scholars and their students.
  • Showing respect to and honouring the scholars.
  • Signs of the Hour.
  • The end result of having few scholars and callers in a land.
  • The oblivion of the ignorant ones regarding the worth of the scholars.
  • A similitude that illustrates the great need we have for the scholars and how they guide the people.
  • A statement from ‘Umar b. al-Khattāb (رضى الله عنه) that highlights the virtue of the scholar over the worshipper.


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