The Death of the Scholars is a Calamity Upon the Ummah – By Abu Hakeem Bilāl Davis

Abu Hakeem Bilāl Davis

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[25/11/2022] The Death of the Scholars is a Calamity Upon the Ummah – By Abu Hakeem Bilāl Davis حفظه الله. Khutbah at Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khutbah:

  • The death of a scholar is a calamity that affects the entire ummah.
  • The meaning of the verse, “See they not that We gradually reduce the land from its outlying borders?”
  • The death of the ‘ulamā is a depletion of the earth.
  • Ka’b b. Aḥbār (رحمه الله) on two reasons why the earth cries.
  • Mujāhid (رحمه الله) on the statement of Allāh, “And the heavens and the earth wept not for them…” [Sūrah ad-Dukhān 44:29]
  • Ḥasan al-Baṣrī (رحمه الله) on the unfillable gap left due to the death of the ‘ulamā.
  • Books can never replace the scholars.
  • Understanding how great of a calamity the death of a scholars is, especially in the time we live in.
  • The statement of Ibn ‘Abbās at the grave of Zayd b. Thābit (رضى الله عنهما) regarding the burial of knowledge.
  • Salmān al-Fārisī (رضى الله عنه) on what will cause the destruction of the people.
  • The reason the ‘ulamā constantly remind with seeking knowledge.
  • ‘Abdullāh b. Mas’ūd’s (رضى الله عنه) encouragement to cling to knowledge.
  • Some words on our dear Shaykh ‘Ubayd b.  ‘Abdillāh b. Sulaymān al-Jābirī (رحمه الله).

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