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Knowledge can Inherit Three Things

Allah raises whoever humbles himself to Allah, and a lot of the claimants to knowledge, the only thing that lead them to where they are at now in being concieted, is Ta’aalum[1], arrogance and being deluded by the little knowledge they attained. Some of the Salaf stated:

“A man continues to have knowledge so long as he continues to seek knowledge, once he believes he is knowledgeable – he is ignorant.”

From amongst the benefits I attained from Shaykh Hammaad – may Allah have mercy upon him – who was from amongst the scholars of the blessed Salafi Da’wah upon the methodology of the virtuous Imaams past and present, he said:

“Knowledge is of three types:

  1. Knowledge that inherits arrogance,
  2. Knowledge that inherits the fear of Allaah,
  3. Knowledge that inherits humility.”

He then went into detail, clarifying that some of those who have only gained a little bit of knowledge and then started to boast about it in front of the people, speaking eloquently from the bottom of their throats, selecting difficult words, speaking about not well known issues, hurriedly giving verdicts that contradict the verdicts of the scholars and so on. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance. This person may have some knowledge but has lost it with his arrogance, if he feels that knowledge allows him to act like he is greater than the people and be arrogant. This person must fear Allah and take note that he has reached a dangerous state. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance, and a lot of those who appear on satellite channels are amongst them, deceiving the people, they are from this type, they are from this type.

Knowledge that inherits fear of Allah is the knowledge that causes its holder to act upon it. Whenever he gains some knowledge, he acts upon it and calls to it after making sure that it is correct and it is the truth, and after studying it under the Rabaanee scholars and sitting under them. This is the type of knowledge that inherited fear. Allah the Mighty and Majestic stated:

{It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah} [Faatir: 2]

As for the knowledge that leads to humility, if a person has fear of Allah, then what would the result be?

It would be humility towards the servants of Allah, if a person has fear of Allah, he would be humble towards the servants of Allah, and this is the realization of the saying of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم:

“Allah would raise whoever is humble for Allah.”

So this is the seventh piece of advice, it is:

Humility, so be humble O students of knowledge, be humble O Muslims. For indeed this makes a Muslim have a clear conscious, a clear intention, a clear source [of knowledge], meaning he would always be searching for the truth in order to follow it in all matters. He would always feel that he has shortcomings concerning the rights of Allah, he would always feel that he has not attained any knowledge when comparing himself to others from the Rabaanee scholars. So he would be humble and submit himself to Allah the Mighty, and he would reach the level that Allah the Glorified has set for him and not overstep the boundary that Allah has set for him.

 


[1] A person who makes himself out to be a person of knowledge while he has little or no knowledge.




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العلم قد يورث ثلاثة

إذ أن من تواضع لله رفعه، كثير من المتعالمين إنما أوصلهم إلى ما وصلوا إليه من الغرور؛ إنما هو التعالم، والتكبر، والغرور، والانخداع بما حصل من علم يسير. يقول بعض السلف

لا يزال الرجل عالمًا ما طلب العلم؛ فإذا ظن أنه عَـلِم فقد جهل

ومما استفدته من شيخنا الشيخ حماد –رحمه الله تعالى–، وهو من مشايخ الدعوة السلفية المباركة على نهج أئمتنا الأفاضل –قديمًا وحديثًا-؛ قال

إن العلم ثلاثة أنواع

علم يورث الكبر

علم يورث الخشية

علم يورث التواضع

ثم فصَّل –رحمه الله– وبين أن بعض من حصّل علمًا قليلاً؛ ثم أخذ يتباهى به على الناس، ويتقعر، ويتفاصح، ويختار الكلام الغريب، ويأتي بغرائب الأمور، ويخالف في فتاواه، ويتسرع في الفتوى، وما إلى ذلك؛ هذا هو العلم الذي يُورِث الكبر، قد يكون عنده شيء من العلم؛ لكنه أضاعه بهذا الكبر، إذا شعر بنفسه أن هذا العلم يجعله يتعاظم على الناس، ويتكبر؛ فليتق الله، وليتنبَّه إلى أنه وصل إلى مرحلة خطيرة. هذا العلم يورث الكبر، وكثير من أرباب الفضائيات الذين يغترُ بعض الناس؛ من هذا القبيل، من هذا القبيل

وعلم يورث الخشية: العلم الذي يورث الخشية هو العلم الذي يعمل به صاحبه كلما حصّل علمًا؛ عمل به، ودعا إليه، بعد التثبت منه، والتحقق، وبعد أن يتتلمذ على العلماء الربانيين، ويثني الركب عندهم؛ فهذا العلم يورثه الخشية؛ قال الله –تبارك وتعالى

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ - فاطر: 2

وعلم يروث التواضع: إذا خشي الله؛ النتيجة ما هي

تواضع لعباد الله، إذا خشي الله تواضع لعباد الله؛ وهذا مصداق قول رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

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التواضع؛ فتواضعوا لله يا طلبةَ العلم! ويا مسلمون! فإن ذلك يجعل المسلم: صافيَ القلب، صافيَ النية، صافيَ المشرب؛ يعني يتحرى الحق، دائمًا يشعر بأنه مقصر في جنب الله، يشعر دائمًا بأنه ما حصل شيئًا بالنسبة لغيره من العلماء الربانيين؛ فيتواضع، ويستكين لله –عزَّ وجل-، ويبلِّغ على قدر ما أعطاه الله –تبارك وتعالى-، ولا يتجاوز حده الذي حدَّ الله له


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