I Was wondering if u could give me the Biography’s of Allama Sayuti and Allama Sha’rani,also i am treading the path of knowledge and insha allah persueing the path of becoming a hafiz and then insha allah becoming a alim if allah tala wills it,i was wondering if u could give me some advice as to how to clear my mind and advice me on the various methods on how to absord ilm quickly and or fully.You see i want to gain as much as i can from anything i read or learn.everytime i start to read or learn something i say “Awuthu Bilahi Minash Shaytaan nir Regieme,Bismillah hir rehman nir raheem,Rabbi Zidni ilma”,or “Awuthu Bilahi Min ilm-il La Yan’Fuaa”,I also pray to rakat and ask allah to help in absorbing the ilm i am learning,but i was wondering is there anything else i can do or say besides these things and what would you suggest to read to start with because i have started with Taqleeed and The 4 imams,the current books i am reading are as follows:The Stories Of The Prophets By Ibn Kathir,The Difference Of The Imams By Moulana Yusuf,Fiqh Al-Imam By Adur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf.is there anything else i should be reading as of now?.jazackum allah khair dear Ulama Kareem,plz make duahh for me as my parents are against islam and against me becoming an alim.Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rehmatoulahi Wabarkatou From A Respected Brother In Islam
1. Allamah Suyuti: Abdur Rahmaan ibn Abu Bakr al-Suyootiy al-Shaafi’ee [ra] was born and bred in Egypt. He memorised the Qur’aan at the age of 8. He studied under approximately 51 teachers. At the age of 40, he adopted solitude on the banks of river Nile and it was here that he authored most of his books. He authored approximately 600 books in his lifetime. His famous compilations are Tadreeb al-Raawi in principles of Hadith, first half of Tafseer Jalalayn in exegesis and al-Durr al-Manthoor in exegisis with a traditionistic approach. He passed away in Egypt and is buried in Cairo.
2. There are quite a few Allaamah Sha’raanis. Which one are you referring to?
3. It is very dangerous to become a self taught scholar. The knowledge of Deen is not passed on by books, but it is passed from heart to heart. The books that we read should also be under the guidance of the Ulama-e-Haqq.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai