The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan | Ash-Shaykh al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan

The knowledge of Tawheed is the noblest aspect of knowledge without exception. It is the most virtuous and perfect. By way of it the hearts are nurtured upon a sound creed. By way of it, moral character is purified and deeds are perfected. The subject matter of Tawheed is based on the following:

To study what is obligatory to affirm for Allaah regarding His perfect Attributes and lofty descriptions, and that which makes it impossible to either describe Allaah with deficient and blameworthy attributes, or likening Him to others.

To study that which establishes the fact that Allaah alone brought about all things into existence and that He does whatever He wills-whatever He wishes will take place and whatever he does not wish cannot take place.

Likewise, studying what is obligatory regarding belief in the Messengers, their qualities and the rights due to them, and what is forbidden with regards to violation of such rights.

Belief in the Books revealed to the Messengers and in that which Allaah has stated about Himself, and that which His Messengers stated regarding the events of the past and the future.

Belief in the last day, recompense, reward and punishment, the paradise and hell fire, and that which is stated and connected to these affairs.

These are the general affairs of this lofty affair of knowledge. Indeed the Qur’aan has explained these affairs with a profound explanation and clarified it in a manner that is not equal to [its explanation and clarification] in the other revealed books.

[Source: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal-Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Page:7 Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

Protection From The Hellfire, Blessed Life In The Dunya And A Life Of Light In The Grave – Al ‘Allamah Zaid ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Rahimahullah)

Al-Allaamah Zaid Ibn Muhammad Al-Madhkali [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

“Preserve the prayer if you love yourself and want to be safe from the hellfire, which neither
spares [any sinner], nor does it leave [anything unburnt]!

And seek- [by way of the prayer]- a blessed life in the dunya; a life of light in the grave, and a life of bliss and eternity in paradise in presence of the Generous Lord [Allaah].”

Al Afnaan an-Nadiyah Sharh Mandhooma as-Subol as-Sawiyyah li-Fiqh as-Sunnah al-Mooriyyah 1/ 341

Steadfastness Is Required From An Adherent To The Sunnah In All Circumstances – Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [may Allah preserve him] said:

“O brothers! It is obligated on you to be steadfast- [both] in times of severe poverty and when afflicted with ailments; in times of hardship and ease, especially in times of fitan [trials and tribulations].”

Muqaal Naseehah Wadiyah Liman Yahtrim As-Salafiyyah

What Do We Utilise When Dealing With The Innovations? – Al-‘Allamah Shaikh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him] said :

“If we are to devote ourselves in confronting the difficult affairs, such as the bid’ah [innovations brought into the religion] and other than them, then it is obligated on us to adhere to that which the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and his rightly guided Caliphs were upon. We distinguish -by way of that- between guidance and misguidance, [between] truth and falsehood, and [between] Sunnah and bidah.

Al-Majmoo Ar-Ra’iq Min Al-Wasayah Wazahdiyah Waraqaaiq – page 395

Salafiyyah Has To Be Differentiated From The Paths of The Hizbiyyoon! – Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabi’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ bin Hadee al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

“Salafiyyah and the path upon the cannot be actualised until it is distinguished from the [path of] the people of Innovation and illegal Partisanship- inwardly [in one’s heart] and outwardly [through one’s actions].”

Majmoo Ar rudood, page 376

Following Scholars Based On Evidence – Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabi’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him] said:

“The scholars in our religion are not followed except if their speech is based upon text from the Kitaab [Quran] and Sunnah. If their speech opposes the texts, it becomes compulsory to reject it. If it [i.e. their speech] is devoid of evidence, it is not obligated on anyone to follow them [i.e. that statement of theirs].”

Al-Majmoo Al-Waadih – page 145

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A Misunderstanding Regarding The Statement, ‘Laa Inkaar Fee Masaa’il Al-Khilaaf [There Should Be No Repudiation In The affairs of Khilaaf (i.e. differing)]

Absolute Safety Is Found In The Path of The Salaf And Beware of Ahlul Bidah! – Shaykh al-Allaamah Zaid ibn Haadi al Madkhali (Rahimahullah)

Al-Allaamah Zaid Ibn Muhammad Al-Madhkali ( May Allah have mercy on him ) said :

“And beware! Beware of falling into innovation and mixing [with] its people, and beware of listening to their deceptive [statements] and arguments because it is a disease. Indeed safety- absolute safety- is found in clinging to the Quran and Sunnah based on the correct understanding- the [understanding] of the Salafus Saaleh [the righteous predecessors], which cannot be attained except by way of ernest effort and striving in seeking understanding of the religion, with the righteous intention, wisdom [in the manner of] attaining and conveying [it].”

Al Fawaaid al Jaliyyah Sharh Masaail al Jahiliyyah 79

What Does “Muhammad is The Messenger” Necessitate? – Shaykh al – Allaamah Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmi

Al-Allaamah Bin Ahmad an-Najmi ( May Allah have mercy on him ) said :

“As for the meaning of the declaration that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; it is the declaration that the Messenger is the Messenger of Allaah – obligated with the [task] of disseminating the Sharee’ah which he carried; his Ummah (nation) are obligated to believe in his message and that he does not legislate except that which Allaah has ordered him to legislate, and he did not utter except that which Allaah commanded him to convey.

Therefore, it is compulsory to obey him in what he ordered and to keep away from what he forbade. And [an act of] worship is not accepted from a servant except that which has been legislated by the Prophet. These  two declarations are the fundamental pillars of Islam and they are the conditions [to be fulfilled in order for] deeds [acts of worship] to be accepted. Deeds [i.e. acts of worship] of any servant will not be accepted except through belief in the Messengership of Prophet Muhammad and that it is obligatory to follow and obey him.”

At-Ta’leeqaat al-Bahiya ‘ala ar-Rasaa’il al-Aqeediyah / 131

The Only Correct Path To Acquaint Oneself With The Straight Path – Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (Rahimahullaah)

Al-Allaamah Ahmad Al-Ajmi [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

In order to be acquainted with the straight path, one has to return to the Quran and Sunnah, and that which has been affirmed in the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ, the actions of the rightly guided Caliphs and rightly guided scholars who came after them. And this cannot be known except from the Hadith. And by way of it, one will become acquainted with understanding in the religion and the rulings of the Sharee’ah, the actions of the Sahaabah and their creed, the actions of the early rightly guided Imaams- those who [transmitted and based their lives on] Hadeeth and were people of sound creed. Therefore, it is obligated on you to [adhere] to that; strive in [this path] and do everything within your capability to be acquainted with it.”

Itmaam al-Minah bis-Sharh Usool as-Sunnah / 55

Adhere to The Path of Ahlul Hadeeth O Student of Knowledge!

Al-Allaamah Ahmad an-Najmi

[May Allah have mercy on him]


“O student of knowledge! It is [obligated] on you to [adhere] to  the path of the people of Hadith so that you may [acquire] understanding of the religion,  and so that you may [acquire] understanding of the correct creed, which Allah is pleased with for His slaves to follow. And neither veer away from it to the right nor left for indeed deviation from it is misguidance and destruction.”

Itmaam al-Minah bis-Sharh Usool as-Sunnah / 53