Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Humility of the Scholars is a sign of their knowledge

This is a nice reminder put up by brother Abdulrahman Omaysan concerning Shekh Abdulmuhsin al-'Abbad regarding the sheikh being upset about a Kuwaiti publishing house that printed one of his books with 'Allaamah infront of his name and he told the brothers to go through all the copies and use correction fluid to take out 'Allaamah before the book is distributed and he only accepted that he be called sheikh in age since the Arabs call a person sheikh when they have reached the age of 70.

Many others from the scholars such as sheikh Bin Baz rahimahullaah, Muhammad Nasr Deen al-Albaani rahimahullaah in the famous tapes "This is our Da'wah" cried when he was over praised and said "O Allaah do not hold us to account for what they say of us and make better than what they say of us and forgive us what they don't know of us" repeating the words of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq radiallaahu 'anhu.

Sheikh ibn 'Uthaimeen rahimahullaah who was praised in a poem in a sitting and the sheikh ordered that the wording be changed infront of the people.

Sheikh Rabee' ibn Haadi likewise in the lecture "reasons for Deviation" said the same and in many of his lessons correcting the one introducing him as saying "i am only a student of knowledge."

Likewise, Sheikh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree on many occasions after being paised in a lesson said "I ask Allaah, you and the angels to bear witness that i am not happy with this praise rather i am a student of knowledge only."

And their example the Prophet salllaahu 'alaihi wa sallam who would lie on a mat and the marks of it would be on his saide and his saying to Umar ibn Khattab radiallaahu 'anhu "wouldn't you like that the comfort be for us in the hereaftr and for the disbelievers in this world."
indeed "whoever humbles themselves to Allaah, Allaah raises them."
Allaah said "Lower your wings to the believers"
Allaah knows best

Abdulilah Lahmami