Part 3: Rights of The Scholars – By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [May Allaah Preserve Him]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Among the rights of the scholars is that a person should consider himself [deficient, lacking etc] compared to the Understanding, Piety and Apprehensive Fear possessed by the scholars. Neither should he regard himself to be more virtuous than them nor regard his understanding to be distinguished [in superiority] over theirs. I fear for the one who sees himself as having virtue over the scholars that there might be some characteristics of pride in him. Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood reported that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said: “No one will enter Paradise in whose heart is an atom’s weight of arrogance.” A man said: What if a man likes his clothes to look nice and his shoes to look nice? He said: “Verily Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty; arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.” [saheeh Muslim hadeeth number 91]

Rejecting the truth means: repelling, rebutting and denying it. And looking down on the people means: belittling them, humiliating them and being arrogant towards them. And when it is the case that this is [regarded] to be pride [when dealing with the] people, then how about this [behaviour of yours towards] the scholars. [End of quote]

NB: [الورع  ] translated as [Apprehensive Fear] was taken from one of Ustaadh Amjad Rafiq’s [may Allaah presreb him] articles


Source:

في قلب الحدث مقالات متنوعة

Pages 37-38

Abridged and slightly paraphrased

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