It’s very confusing to know where to start when it comes to seeking Islamic knowledge. We often look at our parents for the answers but sometimes this avenue has no benefit. Thus we turn to seek from those teachers who out of their own search for knowledge have gained true understanding of Islam.
In this video, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SunniPath reads and explains the poem of Imam Taqi al-Din Subki in which he counsels his son Muhammad to the proper manners and methodology of seeking knowledge in Islam.
Imam Subki teaches us the importance in understanding a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge that Muslims should follow. Furthermore, emphasis is given on the purpose of knowledge; acting upon it; sincerely seeking the pleasure of Allah through it; following the way of the inheritors of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and manifesting the fruits of knowledge in ones life, faith, piety, and worship in order to gain excellence of character and conduct.
May Allah reward our Shayukh with affiya, shifaa and His Tawfeeq; may He make them of His people instead of the peoples people; and may He open our hearts to receive knowledge that is beneficial to us. Allahumma Ameen.