Channel: Omar Suleiman
The Seeker of Knowledge.
The path of knowledge is the path to paradise. The angels lower their wings out of humility to the seeker of knowledge in a special way. But what qualifies as seeking? And what benefits come through it?
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There is nothing more blessed than when you're leaving the home. And you've got that banner over your head. And you've got that Angel behind you, and in front of you and the angel on top of your head with the reins. And what's going to determine what those angels do and say is the intention that you have as you go out into the world. That intention is to seek knowledge that brings you closer to the Creator, whether that's in the form of going to a halaqa going to a gathering of knowledge, going to a teacher, going to a classroom, whatever it is to leave your home, with the intention of seeking or spreading knowledge is the most noble pursuit that we find in the Sunnah of
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
He said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whoever seeks out a path of knowledge Allah will make the path to paradise. easy for them said No one leaves their house seeking knowledge, except that the angels lower their wings and approval for that person. There are many ahaadeeth the most famous one had the thought of an honorable handle, I wrote the entire book about this heavy that as a person goes out seeking knowledge. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth all seek forgiveness for that person, whether it is the angels in the heavens, or the fish in the sea. Each one of them seeks forgiveness for that person as they go out seeking and spreading knowledge, the profits of the lice
and said the superiority of the scholar over the worshiper is like the superiority of the full moon over the stars. And he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in another narration that the likeliness of a scholar over a worshiper is like my similarity to you is like my rank over the lowest of you, meaning the lowest of the low of Mohammed, slice Allah. Why? Because the seeker of knowledge, the scholar, the one who spreads knowledge spreads good in the same way that the angel spreads their wings. So you spread good throughout the earth. And there are many different things that the Prophet slicin mentioned, of course, in that narration, also, and I didn't go through it in depth, that the
prophets don't leave behind dead homes or the knobs, but they leave behind knowledge. That's the inheritance of the prophets. So it's a means of connecting you to Allah, because you learn about a lot, a means of connecting you to the profit slice. And then because you've become an inheritor of the profit slice of them, a means of connecting you to the angels, because they lower their wings and approval for you spread their wings out, and a means of connecting you to the people because your relationship with them is benefiting them. And even the environments because of a nodule Rahim Allah commented on that, what would cause the fish in the sea to seek forgiveness for that person is
that a person of knowledge, thinks about the rights of everything on them. So they treat even their environments with care, because they're acting in accordance with that knowledge. And that's embedded within this. So the example of a person who seeks and spreads knowledge to the one who worships Allah subhanho wa Taala is like someone who earns Helen which is good. And someone who spends ifisa vitola spends in the cause of Allah subhanaw taala. Right, so spreads that good, and a lot of time when you're thinking about going out to seek knowledge or thinking about dedicating years of study, which is good, and we need people that are able to go out and spend years studying
the sacred knowledge and then teaching it properly. But just the blessing of going out for one pursuit of knowledge, right, instead of watching it live, taking the time out to go and seek knowledge. If you don't feel like you're going to gain so much from the way that the shift is speaking and those types of things are not as charismatic or as exciting as something you'd see online. Then go for the blessing of having the angels lower their wings for you and having all of these creations seek forgiveness for you. At the top of them, those highest angels sending their peace and blessings upon you showing their approval and their humility to the person who is learning
becoming more humble and being beneficial to everything around