In Honor of as-Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki

حدثنا هارون بن اسحاق الهمداني، أخبرنا عبدة بن سليمان عن هشام بن عروة، عن أبيه، عن عبد اللّه بن عمرو بن العاص قال: قال رسول اللّه صلى اللّه عليه وسلم: إن اللّه لا يقبض العلم انتزاعا ينتزعه من الناس ولكن يقبض العلم بقبض العلماء، حتى إذا لم يترك عالما اتخذ الناس رؤوسا جهالا فسئلوا فأفتوا بغير علم فضلوا وأضلوا “. (رواه البخاري في كتاب العلْم و مسلْم)

‘Abd Allāh bin ‘Amr Ibn al-’Ās t related that the Prophet r said:

Allāh will not take knowledge from the hearts of the scholars but he takes the scholars (they die). There will be no more scholars to take their place so people will take extremely ignorant leaders. They will be asked questions and will give fatwas (legal rulings) without knowledge. They are misguided and they misguide others.[1]

As-Sayyidi Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki with his esteemed Shaykh, al-Sayyid al-Habib Abd-al-Qadir al-Saqqaf (still alive in Jeddah).

 

It is reported that the Janazah of as-Sayyid was attended by 300,000.

 

 

  As-Sayyid’s only book translated into English:

Book 1 of As-Sunnah Foundation of America’s Islamic Doctrine Series

     

[1] Sahīh Bukhārī 1:33, “Kitāb al-‘ilm.” Sahīh Muslim #157, “Kitāb al-‘ilm”: Inna Allāha la yaqbidu al-‘ilma intizā‘an yantazi‘uhu min al-‘ibād wa lākin yaqbid ul-‘ilma bi qabd il-‘ulamā hatta idhā lam yabqā ‘aliman itakhada an-nāsu ru’ūsan juhālan fa su’ilu fa aftaw bi ghayri ‘ilmin fa dallu wa adallu.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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