Reminder for all those Callers of Islam in the West. Who put Speech and Action before Knowledge, and they are busy with Calling and teaching others about the deen.
Don’t be like those who spend a lot of time being a Caller to Islam and traveling and Media such as Youtube and Facebook Fabulous. But spend little to no time with طلبة العلم و مسؤلية طالب العلم Seeking knowledge and the responsibilities of a student of knowledge.
What is contribute to Imam Shafee said in the poem:
“it is necessary to be preserved and patient and he does not even taste the meekness of learning for an hour, and you swallow the cup of ignorance for a length of your life.”
There are many Callers of Islam in the West spend more time making Youtube videos and Facebook and traveling to Speak than seeking knowledge.
You have some who never spent even 1 or 2 years seeking knowledge rather yet not even spending a week or two weeks together 40 hours in Seeking knowledge but you find them everywhere speaking about Islam calling to Islam and they have little to no knowledge at times have much misinformation. Many of them have hours and hours of videos on Facebook and Youtube but not even the equal of hours spending learning Islam the correct way with its people ahul ilm the people of knowledge our scholars.
Imam al Bukharee said in the book of knowledge
العلم قبل القول و العمل
” knowledge before speech and action”.
You have many callers in Islam in the West speech and actions is before the knowledge.
One must busy himself with knowledge before he goes out or made it his duty to call to Islam.
Over the years I watch many popular Callers who spent more time and years in-front of the people teaching & calling and do not have under their belts 72 hours or close to 100 hours in sitting with a scholar with learning the Deen. They are calling other to deen with mistakes, how many have you seen such as this and after years past this person comes and say he made such and such mistake here and there or say disown or disregard his older or later works due to mistakes. This is because putting speech and action before knowledge.
The worst of them are those who have mistakes and over many years they are still spreading their mistakes and falsehood and misguidance, we ask Allah for complete guidance.
By Br. Abul Baraa Muhammad Amreeki.