If you are serious about submitting to Allah, Most High, striving to follow the Prophet ﷺ and striving to please Allah then there is no way around a regular routine of seeking knowledge. Join Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in a clear discussion and investigation of what knowledge is necessary to be a Muslim.
What does a Muslim need to know?
We are given a summary of four particular types of knowledge one needs to know:
1) Fard al Ayn: the personally obligatory – core Islamic knowledge (aqeedah, fiqh: all financial dealings, the permissible and impermissible relationships)
2) Devotional Knowledge: knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah – cultivating the knowledge of the Quran and reading something about the Prophet ﷺ daily
3) Spiritual Knowledge: knowledge of the heart, ihsan. Ridding oneself of blameworthy traits and adorning oneself with praiseworthy characteristics.
4) Spiritual works: regular routines of acting on what one knows.
Our Ummah has been given two gifts that no other sacred community has received in the past: the deep value and reward of intentions, and access to the remembrance of Allah.
Cover photo by Olivier Blaise. We are grateful to Madarik Centre in Amman, Jordan for the video.
Resources for the Seeker:
- Knowledge: What, How and Why We Study
- The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge
- Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge
- Importance of Intention in Seeking Knowledge
- From Inside to Outside: The Importance of Intention
- Rush To The Remembrance Of Allah: Friday Sermon
- What is the Etiquette of Dhikr? – SeekersGuidance Answers
- Love Of The Prophet And Following His Example
- Loving the Family of the Prophet – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus
- Free SeekersGuidance Course: The Shatibi Certificate
- Daily Quran Reflections: (17) Reality of Death, Mercy to Creation
- Free SeekersGuidance Course: Absolute Essentials of Islam:
- Essential Islamic Aqida, with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah …
- SeekersSteps Curriculum