A series of lectures based on a highly beneficial treatise by Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.

Ustaadh Abdulilah discusses a number of the obstacles to seeking knowledge.

Lesson Notes

Lesson 1 Notes

The first in a series of lectures based on a highly beneficial treatise by Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.

Lesson 2 Notes

This the second in a series of 3 lectures based on a highly beneficial treatise by Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.

Ustaadh Abdulilah discusses a number of the obstacles to seeking knowledge.

– The importance of sincerity
– Dangers of arrogance in seeking knowledge
– How the Salaf used to travel for knowledge (even when they were scholars)
– Those who disconnected themselves from the scholars deviated afterwards
– Those who disconnected themselves from the scholars deviated afterwards
– Outside of the lesson you should read up on it too. Reading is important
– The more one studies the more he realises his ignorance
– Love for leadership and the is an obstacle to seeking knowledge
– Trials and tribulations can be obstacles to seeking knowledge
– The time of the scholars is blessed. Shaykh Ubayd Al-Jaabiree published 6 books last year. Some are multiple volumes.
– The scholars know the fitnah before it occurs whereas the common people only realise it after it has occured.
– Shaytaan comes to an individual with doubts and desires. How does one overcome them?

Lesson 3 Notes

This is the third in a series of 3 lectures based on a highly beneficial treatise by Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.

Ustaadh Abdulilah discusses 4 of the obstacles to seeking knowledge.

– Obstacle 7: not acting upon the knowledge you have gained.
– “Economising in Sunnah is better than striving upon bid’ah” – Abdullah ibn Mas’ood
– Obstacle 8: taking knowledge from the young ones rather than the senior scholars
“The people will not cease to be upon good, as long as they take their knowledge from the elders, and if they take it from the younger ones, they will be destroyed”
– Obstacle 9: Hastiness and not studying the foundations of knowledge
– Obstacle 10: Ta’assub and partisanship

Ustaadh Abdulilah mentions benefits from scholars such as Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen and Shaykh Ubayd Al-Jaabiree throughout.