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Article: One Who Hasn't Sought Knowledge With The Scholars Should Not Be Put Forward To Teach - Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Umar Bazmool

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MPlogo redShaykh Muḥammad Bāzmūl was asked:

Question: May Allāh extend you good, the questioner asks: “Can the student of knowledge who has not sought knowledge with the scholars, teach the laity (general people). Is there a principle regarding this and does this fall under 'putting one's self forward'?”

Answer: Yes, this falls under putting one's self forward and it is not befitting that the person, whom the scholars have not recognized as being able to teach the people, puts himself forward to teach them. 

Ebook: The Importance of Being Qualified Before Putting Oneself Forward by Shaykh 'Abdullah Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeree

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This Ebook is a transcription of the summarized translation of a highly pertinent and timely tele-lecture entitled, “The Importance of Being Qualified Before Putting Oneself Forward” delivered by Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh b. Ṣulfīq al-Ẓafīrī (حفظه الله) on Sunday 2nd October, 2016. Listen To The Tele-Lecture Here: http://store.mpubs.org/being-qualified-before-putting-oneself-forward-by-shaykh-abd-allaah-ibn-sulfeeq-adh-dhafeeree/

~ The Chapter Headings ~

I. Introduction

II. Knowledge Precedes Statements and Actions

III. Speaking About the Religion of Allāh Without Knowledge Is Greater Than Shirk

IV. The One Who Puts Himself Forward Before Being Qualified Will Corrupt the Dunyā

V. Sitting With the Rabbānī Scholars Develops Fear of Allāh and Produces Fruits

VI. Putting Oneself Forward Before Being Qualified Leads to Humiliation and Disgrace

VII. Signs That a Person Who Has Put Himself Forward Is Not Qualified


It is sufficient of a danger to put oneself forward before becoming qualified that a person has been impressed with himself and considered himself ready for this and thus is exposing himself to destruction. There are a few signs which show that a person is not actually qualified when he has already stepped forward to teach.

From them is that he is pretending to have what he has not been given. He is proud, considers himself great and does not care if the consequences of him speaking are the fitnah, bloodshed and ruin of the honour and reputation of the Muslims. And this is exactly what is happening in our day and time; there are people stepping forward to speak about the religion of Allāh without any knowledge and thus they are those who are calling to evil and inviting others to fitnah. These people did not grow up amongst the scholars and so they were hasty in putting themselves forward to speak on behalf of the religion and the result of that is that they brought about corruption.

Ebook: The Disease of Seeking Leadership and Fame by Shaykh Hasan ibn Mansoor Daghreery

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Presented before the reader is a tremendously beneficial ebook taken from a lecture delivered by the noble Shaykh Ḥasan ibn Manṣūr Daghrīrī to Muwahhideen Publications on Sunday 7th August, 2016. The Shaykh expounds, concisely but accurately, on the disease of seeking leadership and fame. He mentions some profound statements of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the salaf in warning against this ferocious disease that consumes the practitioner. The chapters covered are:

1.    Having Sincerity

2.    The Striving of The Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ For Sincerity. 

3.    Deeds Done For The Sake of Allāh Will Remain. 

4.    The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Forbade His Ummah From Seeking After Leadership. 

5.    Narrations of The Salaf on Love of Leadership and Fame. 

6.    The One Who Asks For Leadership Will Be Entrusted To It Whereas The One Who Is Given Leadership Will Be Aided In It By Allāh

7.    Some Signs That A Person Is Afflicted With The Disease of Loving Leadership and Fame.


Some of the Salaf used to say: “Beware of loving leadership because some people will love it like they love gold and silver and none but those who have insight in their religion will be successful, so work with pure intentions.” Ayyūb al-Sakhtiyānī (رحمه الله) said: “Never is a person truthful and (at the same time) loves being famous.” Bishr b. Ḥārith (رحمه الله) said: “No one who fears Allāh loves fame.” Yaḥyā b. Mu’ādh (رحمه الله) said: “Never will a person be successful if the scent of loving fame is even smelled from him.” Shaddād b. Aws (رحمه الله) said: “O remainders of the Arab, the thing that I fear most for you is this hidden desire.” Abū Ayyūb al-Sijistānī (رحمه الله) was asked what is meant by this hidden desire and he said: “It is the desire for leadership (and/or fame).” Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) said that many times this is hidden from a person and he does not even know that he is seeking after this. So it is a very subtle feeling. Fuḍayl b. ‘Iyāḍ (رحمه الله) said: “Never does a person love leadership except that he is jealous and transgresses against other people, and he cannot stand others being mentioned with good.”