O seeker of knowledge


O seeker of knowledge, knowledge has many merits. (If you imagine it to be a human being then) its head is humbleness, its eye is freedom from envy, its ear is understanding, its tongue is truthfulness, its memory is research, its heart is good intention, its intellect is the knowledge(ma’rifah) of things and matters, its hand is compassion, its foot is visiting the learned, its resolution is integrity, its wisdom is piety, its abode is salvation, its helmsman is well-being, its mount is faithfulness, its weapon is softness of speech, its sword is satisfaction, its bow is tolerance, its army is discussion with the learned, its wealth are refined manners, its stock is abstinence from sins, its provision for journey is virtue, its drinking water is gentleness, its guide is Divine guidance, and its companion is the love of the elect.” Ali ibn Abu Talib (raa)

Understanding Chains of transmission

Chains of transmission

Shaykh Haroon Hanif answers a question at the Q&A session of the “Tafseer of the short Chapters of the Quran”.

Q:We often hear the terms “chains of transmission” the “golden chain” ect please would you enlighten me on why we need chains of transmission, why not a learned scholars opinion on its own rather than his teacher and their teachers ect…?

Lemgth: 16:29

The Sacred Sciences and following your heart


Shaykh Haroon Hanif answers a question at the Q&A session of the “Tafseer of the short Chapters of the Quran”.

Q: When the prophet Muhammed (pbuh) did not teach specific sciences at his gatherings why should we learn them as separate sciences, why not just learn basic principles and follow your heart using these principles be it law or belief?

Length: 4:52

Disengage to engage…Engage to connect

Muhammed pubh blog…Perhaps it is time to contemplate on the states of our communities that we live in , and take so much from, often the distinction between apparency and reality is but a blur to most of us. It is time to break down the barriers to the attainment of true knowledge within our communities? People of knowledge tell us that the greatest barrier in these times is a deviance from the beautiful prophetic character that was the adornment of his great companions. To revive beautiful character that is the essence of this religion, requires the infusion of the truth into our communities. To connect with the truth one must disengage with apparency and engage with reality, only then can our current state of denial be replaced with self-realization.Achieving this requires knowledge, given the times we live in.  We are in dire need of those who possess this light, the real inheritors of the truth, to enlighten us so we can grasp the present and plan for the future of our communities. Let us strive to recreate that atmosphere of excellence, to move from apparent light to the light of purity. After all, this was the mission of the final messenger… “I have been sent to perfect good character.” Muhammed (pbuh) Imam Malik : Muwatta 1614