How to Seek Islamic Knowledge – Imam Subki’s Counsel


Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reads and explains Imam Subki’s poem of counsel to his son Muhammad on the proper path and etiquettes of seeking Islamic knowledge.

The counsel of Imam Subki is an important work that clarifies what is a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge that Muslims should follow. Emphasis is given on the purpose of knowledge; acting upon it; sincerely seeking the pleasure of Allah through it; following the way of the inheritors of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and manifesting the fruits of knowledge in one’s life–faith, piety, worshipfulness, and excellence of character and conduct.

PDF of the English Translation of the poem: Imam Subki’s Counsel on Knowledge
PDF of the Arabic Text of the poem: Imam Subki’s Counsel on Knowledge (Arabic)

 Photo by Asim Bharwani.