7 Du’as for Knowledge

Knowledge is something one needs throughout one's life. Hereunder are seven suggested du’as for beneficial and increase in knowledge, which are to be recited daily. ١- رب زدني علمًا (Surah Taha:  Ayah: 114) ٢- اللّٰهُمَّ إني أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نافِعًا،…

The Importance of Good Manners with ‘Ulama

This book was written for students of knowledge, by the Great Muhaddith of India, ‘Allamah Habibur Rahman A’zami (rahimahullah) (Demise: 1412 A.H.). He has highlighted herein, key points of note in terms of displaying the proper conduct towards one’s……

Golden Guidelines for those on the path of Knowledge (e-book)

This booklet is a translation of a lecture delivered by the great Muhaddith of Syria, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) in which he addressed Scholars and students of Islamic knowledge. These were the innermost concerns and feelings that Shaykh poured…

Six principles that every person ought to aspire for – Audio

Faqih Abul Layth As Samarqandi (rahimahullah) mentions six principles that every Muslim ought to aspire for:   1. Acquiring knowledgeh. 2. Befriend those who encourage towards good and forbid wrong. 3. Recognise your enemies. 4. Meditate over the signs…

The life and memory of our Ameer and Founder; Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) – Audio

A special program on the life and memory of our Ameer and Founder; Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) that was conducted on 7th November 2020 at the Darul Hadith Research Centre.   List of the Guest Speakers including their respective time…

Questions unrelated to ‘amal (practice)

Some people have the habit of pursuing such topics that have no relevance to one’s practical life (‘amal). Our pious predecessors (salaf) would sternly discourage this as it is a waste of time and could even lead to confusion. (Fathul Bari, Hadith: 7289)…

Four deeds for increasing the memory

The following was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) for the benefit of students of knowledge and all others who need it. Shaykh writes: The four deeds below are effective in increasing one’s…

Love and support for ‘Ulama – Audio

Several Sahabah (radiyallahu'anhum) and those after them said: “Be an ‘Alim (scholar), or one who strives to become one, or at least one who listens (to the ‘Ulama) or one who loves (them). Do not become the fifth (one who hates them) for you will be…

The amazing value of supporting Islamic knowledge

The value of supporting Sincere Scholars and sponsoring Islamic Knowledge Knowledge is the heart beat of Islam. Its like the blood that flows through the veins of a human body; when that stops, the body dies. Preservation of the ‘Ulama is imperative to…

Not everything is suited for everyone

In addition to possessing knowledge, wisdom and diplomacy is important. The same tone will not be used for all. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) used various methodologies to impart knowledge; at times he would ignore the person to whom he wanted to…

‘Allamah Binnory; a Muhaddith and Mufti

Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith of his time. He was a master in the field of Hadith, a research scholar and a critic. Together with the knowledge of Hadith, he also acquired a vast knowledge and deep understanding in fiqh.…

Verify before you amplify

Any discussion on the spreading of Hadith cannot be left void of the warning against passing on unauthentic narrations. This is due to the grave warnings about fabricated Hadiths. There are approximately 200 Sahabah (radiyallahu 'anhum) that have reported…

Information Indigestion

The enthusiasm to share whatever beneficial knowledge we come across sometimes results in the oversight of flooding peoples timelines, inboxes, or ears. This leads to 'information indigestion'. Do not be too frequent to the extent that the audience or…

How to acquire the habit of practice

An extremely beneficial method of inculcating the habit of practicing upon knowledge is to accompany people who do so themselves. One advantage of formerly acquiring knowledge from a suitable teacher is that together with knowledge one is also able to…

Knowledge is for practice

There currently seems to be a widespread notion that: knowledge is for propagation, instead of practise. Therefore as soon as we come across a useful piece of information we immediately think of forwarding it instead of first planning to implement it in our…

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s view regarding Darul ‘Ulum Deoband

The view of the great scholar, researcher and Muhaddith, my esteemed teacher, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah - Al-Halabi al-Madani regarding Darul 'Ulum Deoband   The following is an extract from the speech that he delivered at the institute: "I have reliance…

Value the ‘Ulama – Audio

An authentic Hadith states: Allah Ta'ala will not take knowledge of Din by snatching it all at once. Rather Allah Ta'ala will take away knowledge by taking away from this Dunya the 'Ulama... (Sahih Bukhari) Download my talk on respecting and valuing the…

أثَر الحديث الشريف

This book; Atharul Hadith... was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) many years ago to stem the onslaught of the salafi mindset. This book has proven to be very effective in rectifying one's…

The Soldiers of the night

My Honourable Ustad, Al-'Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned this incident recently when we were discussing the topic of support for 'ilm, 'Ulama and the knowledge of Din. Shaykh said this is an incident that needs to be…

The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I…

Respect for one’s teachers

Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) son; Shaykh Muhyuddin writes about his father: ‘I cannot remember my father ever talking on the phone whilst sitting when he spoke to his teacher; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). Despite…