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Haafidh Al-Hakami: Self-amazement shovels away the Deeds of the Amazed one in its Violent Torrent

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment
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ExclamationHaafidh Al-Hakami: Self-amazement shovels away the Deeds of the Amazed one in its Violent Torrent

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah

Haafidh Al-Hakami Advises The Student Of Knowledge

Al-‘Allaamah Haafidh Al-Hakami (rahimahullaah) advised the student of knowledge saying:

And self-amazement, be warned against it. Indeed, self-amazement shovels away the deeds of the amazed one in its violent torrent.

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq Bin ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-Badr (hafidhahumallaah) commented on the above statement of ‘Allaamah Haafidh Al-Hakami (rahimahullaah):

“He likened Self-amazement to the violent torrent that destroys everything in front of it; thus when a person is afflicted with the disease of Self-Amazement, all his righteous deeds are shovelled away, and nothing remains of it. Al-Haafidh Al-Mundhiree reported in his book At-Targheeb Wat-Tarheeb under the chapter Tarheeb Min Ad-Dawee Fil Ilmi Wal Qur`aan that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said that:

A people will appear who will recite the Qur`an and say: ‘Who recites (better) than us? Who knows more than us? Who has more understanding than us?’ Then the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to his companions: ‘Is there any good from these people?’ They said: ‘Allaah and His Messenger know best.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘These ones are from you, from this Ummah, and they are fuel for the fire.'” [Imaam Al-Albaanee
(rahimahullaah) Declared
this hadeeth Hasan
At-Targheeb Wat-Tarheeb:
Number: 135]

Shaikh ‘Abdur Razzaaq then said:
“When self-amazement afflicts the student of knowledge, it drags him towards pride, exalting himself above the people, raising himself above the slaves of Allaah and exaltedness in the earth. And it has been reported in a hadeeth from the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) who said: “The one who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart will not enter Jannah.”

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Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk


Categories: Manhaj (Methodology)

Memoirs from Hajj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن والاه وبعد

Inshaa’Allaah today I’ll just jot down a few points about what I experienced or a few naseeha for those who haven’t yet gone for Haj. BaarakAllaahu feekum.

1. If you’ve been lazy and haven’t gone for Hajj inspite of having the ability then make tawbah right now and make a sincere intention to go for Hajj this year(1433 H).


2. Start learning Arabic:

a. If you claim to be a “practising” Muslim, a knowledgeable Muslim or a Salafee, Ahlul Hadeeth, Sunni and still can’t   converse with a Scholar in Arabic then please question these claims yourself. Please read this thread. When I met Br. Abdulilah Lahmami (hafidhahullaah) he advised me with increasing my knowledge of Arabic. Similarly I met another brother who is currently studying at Islamic Univ. of Madeenah and he also advised me the same thing in our very first meeting. May Allaah reward these brothers.

b. Arabic will not only help you to benefit from the Mashaykh who are there in Makkah & Madeenah but also help you in communicating with the cops or other Arabs which will help you during your stay. If you need directions or in buying and selling or bargaining with a taxi driver,….if you can converse in Arabic it will be easier for you. Note that apart from the official taxis even the common Arabs use their car as a taxi. Hitchhiking/Taking “Lift” is actually not prohibited there but you should bargain well and take your precautions.


3. Learn about various Hajj & Umrah rulings from the mashaykh/Duaat. Don’t base your understanding on just one book or tape and definitely not based on your own interpretation/logic. When you have the slightest doubt check with one of the mashaykh/Duaat. There was a sister and her family who lived in Mina for just 1 night after the night at Muzdalifah and left based on her own understanding of the translation without referring back to someone knowledgeable. Allahul Musta’an. I can’t help but say that she was someone who used to follow the likes of Dr. Zakir Naik, Dr. Israr Ahmed & Dr. Farhat Hashmi (may Allaah rectify the affairs of those who are alive).

Inshaa’Allaah to be continued…

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