Minute with a Muslim #013 – How to seek ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE
Channel: Tom Facchine
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A very common question we get is I want to start seeking knowledge. But how do I do it? There's so much to say on this issue. But I think people need to realize that the place that you start is with Arabic in the Koran, and the quicker that you can get out of the English language and into studying knowledge and Arabic, the better and you should be suspicious of teachers or institutions that keep you too long in the English language because the Quran is an Arabic Quran as a last point, data set and the Hadith are in Arabic, Arabic, as Sheikh Abdullah used to say is we are otherwise the vessel of the Revelation. So you're always going to have a degree of alienation and separation from what's
really going on if you're not studying in Arabic. So there's so many opportunities, more opportunities, even when I'm when I started these days to do that, to start your Arabic journey. In your Koran journey, the important thing is that you're consistent and that you're mature and that you're sincere. Of course, when it comes to maturity, what am I talking about, I'm talking about, you should try to find a curriculum and stick with it and finish it and then move on to another curriculum, because what happens a lot of times is people become partisan, and everybody needs to be aware of becoming partisan. So they'll do one particular thing. And they'll think that all of Islam
is just completely Manhasset, limited to that one particular group, or that one particular curriculum, they'll look down on other curriculums or other Institute's and that's not what a mature student of knowledge does maturity of knowledge, they start where they start with who they start with people in their locality, whatever is available to them, they go as far as they can, and then they move on. And then you're going to realize that, you know, there are different perspectives, there are things that are non negotiable. And Islam, of course, and there are things that are open to interpretation, and a couple or various different, let's say multiple interpretations are valid.
So this is something that can't be just spelled out to you in the beginning, this is something that you're going to have to figure out on your own, you're going to have to navigate it. And so it's going to take maturity to deal with that and be patient with it. Because in the beginning, the temptation is to think that the only thing that's out there is the thing that you know. So in general, I mean, that would be my sort of advice with studying knowledge is just about who's the last one left, who's going to stick with it the longest, it's not about sort of how fast you go. It's just one foot in front of the other and you keep on moving. So consistency, maturity and
obviously you have to have a good intention. You're not qualified to understand who knows what they're talking about and who doesn't. So you should pick your teachers based off of their clock based off of their character and you should run far away from anybody who has poor character because if they have poor character, even if they're teaching you knowledge that is technically correct, it might be a hydraulic while I select it might be against you in the afterlife, it might be building the case against you for your own punishment, as opposed to being something that you're going to benefit from, let alone benefit others. So that's my advice, and inshallah Tada. There's much more
to say on the topic, but that's at least where to start.