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Ask the People of Knowledge if you don’t know – Imaam as-Sa’dee

November 19, 2013

 

 

 

 

Imaam as-Sa’dee said in his explanation of verse:

 

 

فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لا تَعْلَمُوْنَ

So ask the People of Knowledge if you do not know.” (16:43)


{ وعموم هذه الآية، فيها مدح أهل العلم، وأن أعلى أنواعه، العلم بكتاب الله المنزل. فإن الله أمر من لا يعلم، بالرجوع إليهم، في جميع الحوادث، وفي ضمنه، تعديل لأهل العلم، وتزكية لهم، حيث أمر بسؤالهم}

 

And the generality of this verse contains praise for the People of Knowledge. And that the highest category of it (knowledge) is knowledge of the revealed Book of Allaah. For indeed Allaah commanded the one who doesn’t know to return to them (the People of Knowledge) in every situation. And contained in it is praise for the People of Knowledge and tazkiyyah (purification/recommendation) for them, because He commanded that they be asked.”

 

 

Imaam as-Sa’dee also said in explanation of verse (21:7):

 

 

فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لا تَعْلَمُوْنَ

So ask the People of Knowledge if you do not know.”

{وهذه الآية وإن كان سببها خاصا بالسؤال عن حالة

الرسل المتقدمين من أهل الذكر وهم أهل العلم,فإنها عامة في كل مسألة من مسائل الدين أصوله وفروعه,إذا لم يكن عند الإنسان علم منها,أن يسأل من يعلمها,ففيه الأمر بالتعلم والسؤال لأهل العلم,ولم يأمر بسؤالهم إلا لأنهم يجب عليهم التعليم والإجابة عما علموه}

 

 

This verse, even though the reason for it was specifically to ask about the case of the previous Messengers from the People of the Reminder – and they are the People of Knowledge, then indeed it is general for every matter from the matters of the religion – its foundations and its branches – when a person doesn’t have knowledge about it, he asks the one who knows it. So in this is the command to learn from and ask the People of Knowledge. And He didn’t command that they be asked except because it is obligatory upon them to teach and answer with what they know”

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Don’t rely upon someone else making dua for you

November 24, 2012

From:

http://www.muqbel.net/fatwa.php?fatwa_id=1945

س: هل طلب الدعاء من أي مسلم فيه شيئ

ج: لا أعلم مانعا من هذا

بأنّ جاء غير واحد إلا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم

فجاء ذلك الأعمى وقال يا رسول الله قد شق علي ذهاب بصري فادع الله لي

وما أنكر عليه النبي صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم

والنبي صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم دعا لغير واحد

فلا أعلم مانعا لكن لا ينبغي للشخص أن يعتقد على دعاء القرين

فإن الله عز وجل يقول في كتابه الكريم

 

وَقَالَ رَبُّڪُمُ ٱدۡعُونِىٓ أَسۡتَجِبۡ لَكُمۡۚ

ويقول

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ‌ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعۡوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ‌ۖ فَلۡيَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لِى وَلۡيُؤۡمِنُواْ بِى لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَرۡشُدُونَ

 

Question: Is there anything wrong with asking a Muslim to make dua for you?

 

Answer (by Shaikh Muqbil): I don’t know of anything to prevent this.  Because people came to the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa alaa aalihi wa sallam (while he was alive and asked him to make dua for them).  And the blind man came to him and said, O Messenger of Allah, the loss of my eyesight has become very difficult for me, so make dua to Allah for me.  And the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa alaa aalihi wa sallam – did not refuse to do that for him.

 

So I do not know of anything to prevent this.  However, it is not befitting for someone to rely upon the dua of his companion, for indeed Allaah (God, The Creator) – Lofty and Exalted is He – says in His Noble Book:

 

‘And your Lord has said: “Call upon Me (Alone), and I will answer you” (40:60)

 

and And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.”1 (2:186)…..

 

 

 

1Translation of the verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com