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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”

Useful Means Leading to a Happy Life – Imam as-Sa’dee

January 19, 2013

An excellent and important book by Imam Abdur Rahman as Sa’dee

 

Arabic text: al wasaa’il al mufeedah

 

Arabic audio (by the brother Abu Ahmad ash-Shaythamee who recites, records, and posts many beneficial books of the ulama)

http://ajurry.ws/alshaydamy/alwasail-almofidah-lilhayat-assaidah.mp3

Explanation by Shaikh Saalih as Suhaymee  (Arabic only):

http://www.alharamain.gov.sa/index.cfm?do=cms.scholarsubject&schid=5755&subjid=6599&audiotype=lectures&browseby=speaker

The Sunnah is Revelation

April 1, 2012

Imam as-Sa’dee explained these two verses (translated): “And he (Muhammad – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) does not speak from his own desire, it is only revelation that is revealed (to him)” (53:3-4)

“’And he does not speak from his own desire,’ meaning: his speech does not come from the desires of his ownself.

“’It is only revelation that is revealed (to him),’ meaning: he doesn’t follow anything except what Allah revealed to him from the guidance and taqwa…And this shows that the Sunnah is revelation from Allah to His Messenger – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – as He, The Most High, said (translated): ‘And Allah sent down to you the Book (i.e. Qur’an) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah)’ (4:113)

“And (it means) that he is ma’soom1 in what he informs about Allah, The Most High and His Legislation – because his speech doesn’t come from desires, it only comes from revelation that is revealed (from Allah).”

Taken from Tafseer as-Sa’dee (Arabic) on www.qurancomplex.com  of 53:3-4

1 Protected by Allah from making mistakes in the religion – and all prophets had this protection

Let not a (male) believer hate a (female) believer…

June 26, 2011

And in the statement of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) –

لا يَفْرَكْ مُؤْمِنٌ مُؤْمِنَةً إِنْ كَرِهَ مِنْهَا خُلُقاً، رَضِيَ منها خلقا آخَر

‘Let not a (male) believer hate a (female) believer, if he dislikes one of her characteristics, he is pleased with another characteristic.’ (Saheeh Muslim)

 

– there are two tremendous benefits.

One of them is: guidance in how to treat the wife, the relative, the companion, the one you have dealings with, and whoever you have a connection with or a relationship to. And it is befitting that you accustom yourself to the fact that in him (or her) there will be a flaw, deficiency, or something you dislike. So when you find that, then join between this and between that which is obligatory upon you or befitting for you based on the strength of the relationship and the preservation of the love by remembering what he (or she) has of good qualities…In this is overlooking the shortcomings and noticing the good qualities, which causes the companionship and relationship to continue and achieves ease for you.”

 

Imam as-Sa’dee’s extremely beneficial (and short) book Beneficial Means to Leading a Happy Life ( الوسائل المفيدة للحياة السعيدة), point no. 13.

Arabic text and explanation, English audio translation here:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/useful-means-leading-to-a-happy-life-imam-as-sadee/

(Al Wasaa’il al Mufeedah can also be found on Imam as-Sa’dee’s website:

http://www.binsaadi.com/index.php )

 

 

 

The Scholar Abdur Rahman as-Sa’dee d.1376H

May 15, 2010

http://www.arabicfirst.co.uk/leaflets/Biography.pdf

 

Also here:

http://alitisaambissunnah.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/biography-of-shaikh-abdur-rahmaan-ibn-naasir-as-sadee-rahimahullaah/

 

 

Useful Means Leading to a Happy Life

 

Website with his works on it: http://www.binsaadi.com/index.php