The Responsibility for the Seeker of Knowledge by ‘Abd al-Aziz bin ‘Abdullah bin Baz Translator: Faroque Amin
The Responsibility for the Seeker of Knowledge
Contents of the Book
The Responsibility of the seeker of knowledge toward himself Sincerity and Royalty for the Sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) Preaching and Teaching
Calling and Inviting People towards Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala)
Warning against the Concealment of knowledge
Fearing Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) and Implementing on What he has learned
Counselling and Guiding People with Sound Advice Questions:
Question 1: What is the verdict if the intention of material achievement and gaining certificates combines with the intention of seeking knowledge to benefit the self and the society?
Question 2: It is widely known among the youths particularly as they are saying: we do not follow anything from the four schools of legal thoughts (Madhahib); rather we perform personal reasoning (Ijtihad) like the early scholars.What is your opinion about this and what is your suggestion for them?
Question 3: Many seekers of knowledge are abstained from taking religious positions. What are the reasons for this phenomenon and what is your advice for the audience?
Question 4: One of the major problems faced by the seeker of knowledge is being abandoned by the society as well as their knowledge. Therefore, he does not recognize his proper place in the society. Because, the materialistic society in the current era considers the persons according to their material gain. According to your Excellency What is the solution to this problem?
Question 5: It is obvious today a gap between the scholars, the seekers of knowledge and entire society. And this gap seems to be one of the major problems of our time. So, what are the solutions to this problem from your own point of view?
Question 6: What is the rationale behind what you said: the seeker of knowledge has to strive hard? Do you think all of us can do this;.i
Question 7: What is your opinion about the statement which has been re-echoed among the seekers of knowledge saying that: Whoever adopts the book as his own teacher will go astray?
Question 8: When a person was asked about a particular issue then he issued a Fatwa. Afterwards, it is known to him that his opinion was not right. Now what he should do?
Question 9: As a student. I was asked many questions; some are related with worship while some are not. I know their answers very well either through listening to the lectures of some scholars and reading previous fatwa.
But it is somehow difficult to remember exact source from the revelation at that time and therefore I will prefer the right opinion. In a situation like this, how do you guide the seekers of knowledge?
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