1 – To earn the pleasure of Allah SWT.
“Whoever Allaah SWT wants good for, He gives him fiqh (understanding) of the Deen.” [Bukhari]
2 – To gain entry into Jannah.
“Whoever traverses a path in order to gain knowledge, then Allaah SWT will make the path to Jannah easy for him.” [Tirmidhi]
3 – To gain higher ranks.
“Allaah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge…” [Al-Quran 58:11] Read more about Twenty Reasons to Be an Aalim/ Scholar of Islam …
“Learning from those who have been on the journey before you can save you a lot of hurdles and help you deal with the inevitable, better equipped. We need to realise the importance of learning from those before us.”
Seeking knowledge is a highly rewarding venture. It is, however, very easy to become overwhelmed by the vast amounts of information that needs to be processed and digested. Here is an 8 step guide briefly discussing the basic requirements for a student of Deen or an aspiring Hafidh of the Qur’an:
- Constancy alongside moderation Read more about Method of learning …
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
“Indeed, We have sent it, an Arabic Qur’an so that you all may understand.” (12:2)
قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ
“It is a Qur’an in Arabic, without any crookedness, in order that they may have Taqwa.” (39:28)
Imam Shafi’ said, “Every Muslim is obligated to learn the Arabic tongue to the utmost of his power in order to profess through it that ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم is His Messenger’ and to utter what is mandated upon him…” (al-Risalah, pg.93) Read more about The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar …
Photo Mohammad Ehsai, “Mohabbat (Compassion)” – 2011 By Masood Ranginwala إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ “Indeed, We have via The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar.