Ilm and Taqwa
Even though a concerted effort has to be made in procuring the treasure trove of Ilm, its Nur and its understanding is realised only with Taqwa. Allama Jalaluddeen Suyooti (Rahmatullah ‘alaih) has narrated that once a person came to Rasulullah (SAW) and said : “O Allah’s Nabi ! I desire to become a great Aalim.”
The Responsibility of the Learned
Lesson from Our Guiding Stars
When the verse ‘those who eat the wealth of orphans unjustly put fire into their bellies’ was revealed, then the Sahabah Radi Allahu Unhum were concerned. Those who had orphans wondered whether it meant that their food had to be prepared separately. To do this on an ongoing basis is not so easy, so they enquired ‘what do we do with regards their rights?’ from Rasulullah Sallallahu `alayhi wasallam. This is indicative if their concern for every aspect of Deen.