In the Name of Allāh
There are 2 things:
1) the authenticity of Hadith; in which the status of the Hadiths’ text and chain is concerned, and
2) the authority of Hadith; in which the authority that Hadith holds in Islamic rulings is concerned.
I have been studying Arabic etymology and syntax now for about a year. The problem I face is that the organisation I am with contains brothers who seem to think that knowledge of Islam will create pride in my heart and deviate me from the true path. I even get allot of “name calling” and slogans that really hurt me and affect my passion and thirst for knowledge. What should I do to overcome this….or do they have a point?
Allah Ta’ala mentions in Surah Kahf (18:66) in the story of Musa (‘alayhi ‘s-Salam) when he was instructed by Allah to go and learn from Khadir (‘alayhi ‘s-Salam)
قَالَ لَهُ مُوسَىٰ هَلْ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَىٰ أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمْتَ رُشْدًا
Musa (‘alayhi ‘s-Salam) said to him (Khadir), “May I be your follower so that you can teach me a part of what you have been taught for (my) guidance?”
In this verse, Musa (‘alayhi ‘s-Salam) observes a multitude of etiquettes when seeking knowledge from Khadir (‘alayhi ‘s-Salam)
Adapted from Mawlānā ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Chishtī’s إقرأ اور علّم بالقلم کے ثقافتی جلوے below are the book-borrower’s ethical responsibilities (as derived from the Qurʾān and Sunnah and enjoined in the Abbasid period).
An excerpt translated from the Dars-e-Tirmidhi of Mufti Taqi Usmani.
Ibn Ḥajar states the birthdate of Imam Abū Ḥanīfah as 80AH. At that time ʿAbdullāh ibn Abī Awfā was present and it is highly unlikely that Imam Abū Ḥanīfah did not visit him.
Exam periods for nearly every student is that time of year which they dread. No matter what the exam is, whether they are school/college exams, madrassah exams, your driving test, regardless of what exam it is, without a doubt it is one of the most stressful times for a student. Having to cram everything in which you have been taught in the past few months, in the past year(s) even, for an exam can be very nerve wracking and difficult for any individual.
Tas-hil al-Adab Fi Lisan al-‘Arab popularly known as ‘Arbi Ka Mu’allim’ or ‘Arabic Tutor’, a well-known Arabic Grammar textbook which is included in the syllabus of many Islamic seminaries.