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Tazkiyah 16 – Arguing with the Scholars
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Tazkiyah
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And then on the left, was salatu salam O Allah, Allah Mia, right Allah, he was heavy on Allah.
But, you know, that's good enough series.
The next reminder is about the evil of arguing with the scholars.
This is something which has become very widespread today.
they always say there is something bad with something good. One of the benefits of today in the modern age is that knowledge is easily available. So books are there, and internet is there, and so on and so forth.
But the downside of it is that because knowledge has become so easy to acquire Islamic knowledge,
we seem to have lost the value of this knowledge.
And we think that gaining Islamic knowledge is just like learning about something else. You know, do it yourself kind of how to make a table sort of thing.
The reality is that Islamic knowledge
does not come from reading a book.
Islamic knowledge comes from acquiring knowledge about principles of deed, and then practicing them in your life. And then seeing the effect of that in your life. That is how knowledge comes in. That was the whole principle of Serbia, for which people sent spent years and years and years. today. We don't even spend hours. Forget about years. The setups they spent years ago I
resigned from the position of the
from the position of the Vice Chancellor of the University and he went and incognito he became a cleaner and sweeper in the masjid Jamia Masjid in Damascus for two years.
From being the youngest Vice Chancellor of the
University, what was called Jama and Islamia, he left that and he went and he used to clean the masjid, Jama Masjid in Damascus for two years.
obviously, he had some other vision of what Deen is, then we have,
forget about cleaning for two years, if somebody asks us to clean them up just for one minute we offended because that's the issue of service, we don't have the service, we don't understand the meaning of things. And therefore, you find people, a lot of young people and older people and whoever, who
are you with scholars who come with some book from somewhere or they have some risala that they have
found from somewhere or they heard this
interpretation of this or this and they argue with scholars, the problem is any knowledge whether it is having knowledge or whether it is any other kind of knowledge
is founded on a
basis of certain fundamental principles, there is a framework to understand this knowledge, you can't just take
a piece out of somewhere and then imagine that you can understand it,
whether it is knowledge of Islam or whether it is knowledge management or whatever, there are certain basic principles of everyday knowledge. And those principles have to be studied and understood. Only then can you understand the constructs which are based on those principles. If you have not understood the principles, then obviously by definition, you cannot understand what is based on the principles. And this is the problem with people who argue because they have not studied Islam systematically. So they have not studied principles. For example, how many people who today quote I had this, right? And when I say quote, I had this I mean the quote the meaning of the hedis
in whichever way they have whichever language I mean, I've yet to see someone who actually reports Harris properly with the as an ad in Arabic that they don't. So they quote in whichever language they find the meaning of this or this and that or this, or how many people who quote this as is and are you have studied who saw these
people use the Stella had they use technical terms of theology of Islam theology, without understanding what that term means. For example, many people have today they bring something and then say, Oh, this is life.
What is the
Meaning of Life.
I'm not talking about whether your grandmother is safe or not, I'm saying is infinite in with regard to the hedis. If somebody says life, what is the meaning of life?
I mean, as the person quoting that, has he studied the user? Does he understand what is the does he understand the whole classification of how these were classified?
What is the meaning of that, if a particular if there is a particular own one if this particular topic on which there are 50 diverges, for example, each has is is a winner in itself and for various reasons, I mean, they become the for the same reason, different, different reasons, but, but there are 50, all of them with the same meaning. All of them pointing to the same topic. Now, what what happens to that topic? What happens to those values? Are they still considered in the same level? Or does the level change? Or what happens? We have no clue, you know, because we didn't you don't take the trouble to study. So, if you do not take this trouble to study the law of Hades, how can you
understand how this
how many people who read the Quran, and then they take the meaning they read the English meaning or the meaning or whatever meaning of the Quran, how many people have also studied the US baboon muzzle of the earth, in which circumstances where this is revealed.
So the point I'm making is that this arguing with people arguing with scholars is an evil this is a this is not knowledge. This is from shaitan. Because it does a major damage to the person who's arguing which is that it reduces in his mind, the value of the scholar,
he does not have the result of the scholar that he should have.
Now, why must you have is not because of the individual, but because of what the person represents. If you respect the teacher, you are respecting the knowledge. If you disrespect the teacher, you are disrespecting knowledge.
It's not the teacher in himself. It's not the individual divine whoever it is no, it is the it is what the person brings, it is what the person
knows and the value of that knowledge that is what adds value or it detracts from value. So therefore, if you disrespect a scholar, in effect, you are disrespecting the knowledge of Islam you're disrespecting the Quran and Sunnah new respect to disrespecting Islam by disrespecting the squad. I'm not saying that one should not clarify doubts, of course, one should clarify doubts. But there are other there are ways of asking of how to clarify this doubt. And the last thing is not to do that in a way which is disrespectful of the scholar.
I don't know we were brought up at a time when even to
think about the fault of a scholar was a fault.
give gender to the people who we learn from what I'm saying that. Therefore, it's a very dangerous thing because it devalues the meaning and devalues the importance of knowledge in the mind of the person who's arguing. So it's it's a you're damaging yourself, when you are arguing with scholars, by all means, clarify doubts, absolutely no problem. But do that in a respectful manner, ask a question don't have don't have an argument. You just don't see it as a fan. I know.
There's an applicant if he explained to me this or this.
So ask a question. Don't Don't argue don't, you know, get the argument to do more because it is very damaging for yourself. The second
the other big issue with argument scholars is that we never really go into the foundation into the depths of the knowledge that we should get into. So I always tell people instead of arguing, why don't you study?
Why don't you go and study the basic usage of the
study mahasaya study the study the basic foundational principles of Islamic knowledge, when Alhamdulillah in sha Allah if Allah when your heart then half or more of your arguments will vanish because you will understand the principles on which this deal is based.
Then even if you have any question and so on, it will be a higher level question and by then you would have inshallah also learnt some manners, you know how to talk to people, and you're able to then ask things in a proper way which we'll get to proper answers. So is arguing with people arguing with scholars. And the last and final point on that is that this tendency is a tendency which makes us look for faults in people.
And that is a sign of arrogance.
To look for faults in people is a sign of arrogance. It's a sign of giver, which takes us straight into general. So let us not fall into that.
If somebody has a fault, we cover their faults, you know, may Allah protect us
people deliberately come and tell you do know the problem is so and so do you know the faults with so and so? These are the things which are wrong.
Why do you want to tell me the faults of science I didn't ask you
and why do you want to tell me that it only makes, you know puts a bad feeling in my heart about the individual for no rhyme or reason. Please understand, in this world, if we cover the faults of people, Allah subhanaw taala will cover our own force. And on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will cover on false if you forgive people, Allah will forgive our force, this water source told us right now instead of that, if we
show the faults of people if we
bring out the faults of people, somebody does not know but you are pointing it out. For what reason before you point out the world, you ask yourself a question, you are fine pointing out the fault of another individual before me or before somebody else. What is your Nia Why are you doing that?
at the minimum that amounts to Aviva,
which is haram
and then it can amount to many other things which are even worse than that.
So let us not fall into this trap. Let's not look for faults in people. If you are so fond of looking for faults, go look for faults in yourself. I'm sure you will find plenty right? Otherwise, ignore faults. Let us
hide the faults of people. If you are really so interested, go and talk to that individual don't go and you know, broadcast it all over the place. And inshallah We ask Allah subhanaw taala also to cover our own faults and to open our hearts to his Deen and to make this thing easy for us to understand and even easier for us to practice. Because without practice, there is no deal is Love is the meaning of practice is loving, not the meaning of knowing something. It's the meaning of practicing that and only then can we get the benefit from that knowledge. Or Salalah harana will carry while he was savage rain but I have to get online