In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Compassionate
All praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And salutations and
greetings upon our master Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and upon his family and
I intend to study and teach
to take and give a reminder
take and give benefit
take and give advantage
to encourage the holding fast to the book of Allah and the way of
His messenger, upon him be peace
and calling to guidance and directing towards good
hoping for the countenance of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and His pleasure, proximity
transcendent is He.
– Imam AbdAllah bin Alawi al-Haddad (1634-1720)
Imam al-Dhahabi (Allah have mercy on him) points out to the signs of having a sincere intention or otherwise, He mentions that the one who seeks knowledge for the sake of Allah Most High, then that knowledge creates in him humility, humbleness and the fear of Allah. And the one who seeks knowledge for worldly gains, he becomes proud with his knowledge, thus argues and quarrels with other Muslims.