Benefit: Taking Knowledge from the Elder Scholars
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Abū ʿUways on taking knowledge from the senior scholars This is a tremendous benefit, taken from the lecture entitled 'The Importance of Sticking to the Scholars', from our beloved brother Abū ʿUways ʿAbdullāh Aḥmad ʿAlī (raḥimahullāh). In this lecture he (raḥimahullāh) describes some of the characteristics of the true scholars. One of the main characteristics that our noble brother (raḥimahullāh) mentions is the characteristic of old age. He mentions that in most cases being elderly is a key trait that the scholars have, except in certain rare cases. Our beloved brother (raḥimahullāh) goes on to mention the reasons why one should not take knowledge from those young in age and the many deficiencies they may have. Listen, so that you may benefit from this clarification that precedence is to be given to those scholars who are elder in age whose knowledge is agreed upon by the scholars in his time.
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