SeekersGuidance Student Assembly – Term 3 2012
Seeking Knowledge with Manners and Virtue
Yesterday, students gathered online and at the SeekersHub in Toronto. Surrounded by our Teachers, we listened to their wise words and counsel as we approach the end of our studies for this term.
Imam Afroz Ali, of SeekersHub in Sydney and Managing Director of SeekersGuidance, sincerely advised students that our life should revolve around Islam, not the other way around. He mentions that through our work we should seek to please Allah, seek a beneficial means with our income, and in saying this he also presses the importance of knowing our religion so that we can best achieve this.
Sayyid Mohammed Assagaf, teacher at SeekersGuidance, softly and humbly spoke about the importance of intention and adab in respects to knowledge. He also mentions how the seeker of knowledge should maintain consistency to reach a point of felicity. He graciously adds that we should purify our heart for it is the vessel for the light of Allah.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Executive Director and teacher at SeekersGuidance, passionately gave counsel to students referring to the teachings of Abu Madyan. Giving students these four points to ponder upon:
- 1. Renunciation (Zuhd). Seek Allah, and detach your heart from worldly matters.
- 2. Knowledge. Know what you need to know, and avoid things that are not beneficial.
- 3. Rely on Allah. Trusting in Allah was the Prophet’s State, taking means was his Sunnah.
- 4. Certitude. Have certitude without any doubt of Allah and His Messenger.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani also advises that Allah and His Messenger have us given all knowledge we will ever need, without any doubt.
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Thanks to @farazrabbani @alfroz on #twitter for the notes taken during the assembly.
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