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Torchbearers Majd Notes

Torchbearers Majd Notes



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Torch Bearers
 Scholars of Islam
Taught by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni 
The methodology of the course is not to feed you names and dates from history butto emphasis what we can learn from the scholars of Islam’s pastSome of the goals for this course:
Share at least 75% of the knowledge you learn with others2.Learn the correct methodology of how to deal with scholars
Learn how to differentiate between the different levels of scholars – there aresome scholars who are Fuqahaa (scholars of Fiqh), others are Muhadithoon(scholars of Hadith) and still others are Imams, etc.
To understand the social, economic and political influences affecting their lives,so one can get a better understanding of their actions, statements, and judgments
Teaching Qiyaas (similar in concept to an analogy), studying their lives so that wecan practically apply the lessons we learn in our lives.
Identifying the underlying theme of each scholar’s life
Differentiating between acceptable and unacceptable ikhtilaaf (difference of opinion)
 Ability to analyze their lives and extract lessons, special qualities from all thesescholars
 You can take the course material and create/organize something to spread to thepeople and the community. For example, school curricula, bed time stories, websites, etc
The main goal is to bring about positive change at the personal, familial, andglobal levels (in that order)
 Abu Haneefah was known to say that learning about the lives of the scholars wasmore beloved to him than learning about their Fiqh
Smart is the one who learns from the lives of others, including their mistakes
Read the Ground Rules before continuing to read these notes!
 P. viii – x of notebook
 You will be actively applying those rules as you study and reflect upon the lives of thescholars
NOTE: If you wish to appreciate history correctly, do not look backwards upon theevents that have occurred but go back and look ahead. Live that time as you arethere, appreciate it and then you will understand the reasons why somethinghappened or reason why these figures acted the way they did.
Imagine this situation: If your 9 year old brother drove the car today, how would youfeel if you found out? Obviously you would be concerned. But imagine if today I told you that your 19 sister drove a car when she was 9 years old (i.e. 10 years ago). Would you be concerned? Obviously Not. The emotion is lost. The heat of themoment is long gone. That is why it is important to understand the current situation
 You will also learn some of the mistakes of the scholars with full respect. You mustlearn 2 things from this:– 1) However respectable a person may be, no one including the scholars, is perfect– 2) Build a sense of filtration to take what is good from the person and leave what is wrong. You will learn to do this while keeping respect for the person in question
None of these people represent all of the characteristics you are seeking. The sheikh will use a specific person for a specific trait. Each scholar will represent a specificaspect of what we want to seek as Muslims
** These notes are intended to compliment the AlMaghrib-issued Torch Bearers Notebook **
The Wise Worshipper  p. 1
 Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdillaah ibn Ash-Shikhkheer Al-‘Aamiree Al-Basree
- his tribe. In the beginning it is a tradition to mention the tribe .
 Al Basree
– the city of Basra in Iraq where he used to live. Scholars of narrationgive the name of the city where the scholar has lived for more than 5 years, or acity where the person died, or for which the person had become famous.
 Also very common to give the Kunya - i.e. Abu (father of) or Umm (Mother of). It was the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu `Alayhi-wasallam to giveothers Kunyas even if they weren’t a parent – like Anas ibn Malik’s brother wasnamed Abu ‘Umayr or Abu Hurayrah
Born in Madinah in the year of the battle of Badr or of Uhud while Al-Mughlatay said itmay have been in the 3
year of Hijrah
634 CE – Abu Bakr died. Umar ibn al-Khattab appointed khalifah and ruled for 10years. During those 10 years, Mutarrif spent his youth.
Lived a long life – Died 713 C.E. in Basrah having lived 92 yearsBecause of his long life, Mutarrif was witnessed many trends and events

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Assalamualaikum, is there a way that I can download this document? I just attended the 'Torch Bearers' last weekend in DC. It's just to compliment my notes. Jazakumullah khair.
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