What Islamic knowledge should I be seeking?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What Islamic knowledge should I be seeking?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. May Allah grant you all good.

Ibn Wahb relates that Imam Malik told him of a man who asked one of the people of righteousness about seeking knowledge. The righteous man said, “Seeking knowledge is indeed very praiseworthy. However, look at what you need in your day and night, and pursue it, and do not prefer anything to it.” [Mentioned by Mirwazi (d. 331 AH) in Ma rawahu al-akabir, p. 57]

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Faraz Rabbani

“Verily, it is by the remembrance of God that hearts find contentment.”

37 حدثنا محمد ثنا أحمد بن منصور الرمادي ثنا حرملة أنبا ابن وهب قال حدثنيمالك بن أنس أن رجلا قال لرجل من أهل الخير وسأله عن طلب العلم فقال إنطلب العلم لحسن ولكن أنظر الى الذي يلزمك من حين تصبح ومن حين تمسيفالزمه ولا تؤثرن عليه شيئا

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