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The Difference between a Student of Knowledge and a Student of the Internet

By Shaykh Abdul Malik Abdul Hameed (may Allah preserve him)

A Student of knowledge: He is the one who before doing anything fixes his soul. Then he maintains his soul to upright character. Therefore he becomes an example for others, in his character and manners.

The student of knowledge strives for knowledge and benefit. The seeker of ilm does his utmost to sit with scholarly men, people of piety and in circles of knowledge. The person striving to learn his deen constantly equips himself with beneficial knowledge and information.

He safeguards his time. Hence you don‘t see him involved in things which are useless. The student of knowledge turns away from things that don‘t concern him, and busies himself with things that affect him.

Whenever he speaks, he brings benefit to the people, and when he writes it‘s beneficial. Furthermore whoever sits with him ,learns something.

He gives precedence to knowledge, its people, consequently benefiting from them.

As result of this he honors the people of knowledge; he supplicates for them, and asks Allah to have mercy and forgiveness for the deceased scholars.

The student of knowledge hates backbiting, abhors the backbiters and detests anyone‘s name mentioned in a bad light.

You notice about the student of knowledge, that he is humble, he doesn‘t raise himself above his level. He doesn‘t act like he‘s loaded with something he really can‘t offer.

This student isn‘t misled by people praises of him, people blowing him up to be a big shot, or their extolment of him.

The student of knowledge doesn‘t want to be famous, so he doesn‘t seek fame from the people.

Reason being, he knows that it‘s Allah who raises the people and gives them rank, not such and such.

This seeker of knowledge is one who calls to Allah and advises the Muslims. He enjoins what‘s right and forbids what‘s wrong based on the Islamic principles and guidelines.

You will notice that the student of knowledge is always trying to unite the Muslims and their hearts. He can‘t stand division between the people of the Sunnah. He is well aware that division is connected to innovation, and unity is connected to the Sunnah.

For that reason it is said, ’ Ahulus Sunnah wal Jama‘a (the People of Sunnah and the gathering) and Ahul Bid‘ah wal Farqa (the People of innovation and sects)“.

Moreover, you will notice that the student of ilm is shy to speak. He doesn‘t speak about everything or every affair that happens among the people. He remains silent, because he knows that he will be called to account for his words, the same way for his actions. Hence, he safeguards his own well being in his speech and actions. He won‘t open a door to evil for the general masses.

The student of knowledge doesn‘t embark on issues of falsehood and deal with things he‘s unaware of. That‘s why; he enters into issues with clarity. He is aware of them inside and out. He is prepared for the meeting with Allah.

These are some of the traits of the student of Knowledge. May Allah give them to us-Ameen

The student of the Internet.

First of all, he doesn‘t have any of the traits we mentioned, as this is witnessed.

The student of the net is shameless in his character. He displays arrogant behavior towards people.

The student of the World Wide Web wastes his time in things that are fruitless. He attacks anyone, regardless if they are a minor or senior. He hurls his assault without maintaining the reverence of knowledge, age, or its people.

The student of the internet learns hatred, he follows the mistakes and slip ups of others. These are the fruits of learning from the internet. The student on this path days and years remain empty. He is unable to relax and the people can‘t feel at ease from his harm and evil.

In conclusion, if you want to be a student of knowledge, here you are! Take the path. The milestones have been laid out for you.

On the other hand if you want to be a student of the internet, there you are! There is the way. That path is full with filth and rubbish. So disgrace yourself, if you want to be a student of the net, but beware of lying to the people claiming you‘re a STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE!

















بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الفرق بين طالب العلم , وطالب الأنترنت

طالب العلم : يُعنى قبل كل شيء بإصلاح نفسه , ولزومها السلوك القويم , فهو قدوة للآخرين في أخلاقه وسلوكه .

ويحرص على الفائدة , ومجالسة أهل العلم والفضيلة والورع , والتزود من العلم النافع , والمحافظة على الوقت , فلا تراه إلا مستفيداً , معرضاً عما لا يعنيه , مشتغلاً فيما يعنيه , إن تكلم أفاد بكلامه , وإن كتب أفاد بكتابته , لا يعدم َمن جالسه مِن فائدة .

يقدِّر قيمة العلم , ومكانة أهله , فهو يستفيد منهم , ويحترمهم , ويدعو لهم , ويترحم على أمواتهم .

يكره الغيبة , ويمقت أهلها , ولا يرضى أن يذكر أحد عنده بسوء .

تراه متواضعاً , لا يرفع نفسه فوق منزلتها , ولا يتشبع بما لم يُعطَ , ولا يغتر بالمدح والثناء , والنفخ والإطراء , وليس يرغب في الشهرة , ولا طلب المنزلة عند الخلق , لأنه يعلم أن الرافع والواضع هو الله عز وجل , وليس فلانا من الناس .

صاحب دعوة ونصيحة للمسلمين , يأمر بالمعروف وينهى عن المنكر بحسب القواعد الشرعية والأصول المرعية .

وتراه حريصاً على جمع الكلمة , وتأليف القلوب , ويكره الفرقة بين أهل السنة , لأنه يعلم أن الفرقة قرينة البدعة , والجماعة قرينة السنة ؛ ولذا قيل : أهل السنة والجماعة , وأهل البدعة الفرقة .

وتراه عفيفاً في لسانه , فلا يطلقه في كل من هب ودرج من الناس , لأنه يعلم أنه محاسب على أقواله , كما أنه محاسب على أفعاله .

ويراعي المصلحة في كل ما يقوله ويفعله , فلا يفتح بابا للشر على الناس , ولا يخوض في أمر باطل , ولا يهرف بما لا يعرف , ولا يلج بابا إلا هو على بصيرة من أمره , يعرف مدخله ومخرجه . وقد أعدَّ للسؤال جواباً بين يدي الله عز وجل .

فهذه بعض صفات طالب العلم . رزقنا الله إياها !

أما طالب الأنترنت ؛ فهو على خلاف ذلك , كما هو معلوم ومشاهد :

سفهٌ في الأخلاق , واستطالة على الأعراض , وضياع للأوقات من غير فائدة , وتهجم على الكبار والصغار من غير مراعاة لحرمة العلم أو السن أو الجاه والفضيلة , وتعالمٌ مقيت , وتتبع للعورات والزلات ؛ فهي فاكهة طالب الأنترنت المفضلة . ويبقى أيامه وأعوامه في حلْقة مفرغة , فلا هو استراح من نفسه , ولا أراح الناس من شره .

وبعد , فإن كنت ترغب أن تكون طالب علم , فدونك الطريق , وقد بانت لك معالمه .

وإن أبيت إلا أن تكون طالب أنترنت , فدونك الطريق , مليئة بالقاذورات والنجاسات , فتلطخ بها ما شئت , ولكن إياك أن تكذب على الناس فتزعم أنك طالب علم !


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