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Want to be humble ?

Want to gain humility? Try and learn arabic. As I prepare to enroll in the dar uloom program in Elgin,Ill at The Institute of Islamic Education( Ma’had Taleem Al-Islam) on April 2nd inshaa Allah. I have been going over some of the books used and it has been quite humbling experience which is always good for the lower the self (nafs) for one to realize that we really don’t know much. Take for example one of the texts used is called Zad Taliban (Provisions for the Seekers) complied By Maulana Ashiq Al Bulandshehri. He complied what is called the comprehensive speech ( jawami kalam) of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (sall Allahu alaihi wa sallam) he collectes some 327 ahadith and one shoud endevaor to meomrize these. 327 seems like quite a few ahadith all be it that they are not full ahadith. As one attempt to meomrize these ahadith on realizes that 327 fails in comparsion to 100,000 ahadith and more the mujtahid imams, and the people of knowledge and understanding memorized in the past. One can find this book translated and with the arabic and english with commentary by shaykh Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf from http://www.whitethreadpress.com/publications/provisions_seekers.htm or almost any islamic bookstore

There is  like with all traditional islamic institute a heavy emphasis on  arabic. As many a scholar has said one can only go so far in learning on’e din without arabic. So one should develop some type of program to learn arabic. One should seek out a teacher in arabic which Alhamdulillah is becoming easier with institues like http://www.iieonline.com/ and http://zaytuna.org/. Also http://sunnipath.com/ has a top-notch arabic program avaliable online over the internet with live session with great teachers that be recommended with no reservation.  Just a side note learning arabic doesn’t mean everytime one sees a  arabic speaking person he ask them how to say mundane things. But as they say the key to arabic is grammar

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About seekerofsacredilm

The people of knowledge are the heirs of the Prophets and and they inherit knowledge. The one who takes knowledge is taking an ample share. And if someone travels a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make his path to the Garden

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