Adab

Something sorely lacking is adab amongst students of knowledge. Students of Ilm are supposed to be the best of people in ilm, action and adab.

But this isn’t the case today. Rather one finds that those who seek ilm can be at times harsh and arrogant and this shows that a person’s ilm hasn’t benefitted them.

Adab in the actual seeking of ilm such as sitting with respect, asking questions in a certain way, carrying oneself in a certain way with one’s teacher.

A person of the past said, knowledge must be followed by action otherwise it has no purpose.

Shafi’ee (rh) said, the more one increases in ilm, the quieter and more humble it should make a person.

Unfortunately today knowledge has become mere information learnt so a person can say I’ve studied this and that but without much action.

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