Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To Love Prophet Is To Love 'Ulama

I thank Imam Abu Hassan Ash-Sha'ari
for the insight he had
to lay down the framework
of beliefs of an Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama'ah
on the creed of Rasulullah (saw)

I thank Imam Muhammad bin Idris Ash-Shafi'i
for the brilliance he displayed
in formulating the procedures
on how to show obedience to Allah
as close as possible to the way of Rasulullah (saw)

I thank Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi
for his sincere recommendations
on how to obtain nearness to Allah
the same indoctrination Rasulullah (saw) made to his companions.

Said Rasulullah (saw):

The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets

My dedication also goes to:
All other founders of mazhabs: Imams Abu Hanifah, Malik bin Anas, Ahmad bin Hanbal, al-Layth, Abdullah bin Mubarak
Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, al-Ghazali, al-Qusyairi, as-Shazili, Ahmad bin Idris al-Fasi, al-Jazuli, al-Busairi, An-Nawawi, Ar-Rafi’i, ar-Ramli, both Ibn Hajars, ar-Razi, as-Suyuti, al-Sakandari, al-Haddad and so many more. Allah knows who.
To the malay 'ulama who fought hard and their students who still fighting to keep malays true muslims like Shayks Abdul Samad al-Falimbani, Daud al-Fatani, Tuan Hussin Kedah, Wan Mohamammad Zain al-Fatani.

I won't forget the auliya of Allah whose knowledge is like the ocean, but remain faceless because that's simply the way they are. They write no books, teach no students. Due to their barakah, Allah holds back calamities from befalling us.
And to my shaykhs and teachers, and parents. May Allah reward them all the best of rewards.

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