After advising us not to abandon lessons after attending the first few, our teacher, Ustaadh Mūsá Richardson, may Allah have abundant mercy upon him, stated the following:
...An additional benefit that is related to our Salafiyyah and our distinction from the Khawaarij of today: There is a special attribute that the Khawaarij have today, specifically. The Khawaarij who call to rebel against the rulers. You might say: "This is a strange connection." But I will tell you: The Khawaarij of today have no patience in Talab al-`Ilm. They have no patience to continue [upon it] and study day-after-day, week-after-week, and year-after-year. While they may have acts of worship which are great and other things that they perform with diligence, talab al-`ilm is very hard for them in this era. Why? I do not know. Why do I say that? It manifests itself in their claim when they speak about the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah. [From] the evil nicknames that the Khawaarij invent for our scholars today are: They are the scholars of woman's underpants (i.e. menses, the colour of the blood, when it is pure and impure).
What is the secret behind this claim, aside them being khabeethand having filthy accusations? Why do they pick this issue out of all of the issues in the religion, saying that the scholars are busy with this? They could say that the `ulaama are busy with sheep and cows, dividing them up for zakaah. They could say that they `ulaama are busy with raising your hands or not raising your hands in takbeer. If they wanted to speak about the `ulaama, they could say so many things.
Why did they say that the scholars are people who are so busy with issues of women's purity? This is because they attended the first few lessons with the scholars. They tried to seek knowledge. They tried. But they did not get past tahārah (purification)! So, in their minds, the`ulaamaare still teaching menses after 25-30 years. They came to a few lessons and saw the `ulaama of Islām dealing with the texts of the Book and the Sunnah in great detail and precision, making tahqeeq, and showing how the issues about tahārah are to be understood properly - and one of the issues [were] women's menses. This is an issue from our deen. So, when they couldn't bear it and they did not have patience to go beyond that and gain real fiqh in the religion, they immediately jumped to the newspapers, seeking Fiqh al-Waaqi`, and running to the political activities, propped up as scholars, and getting behind them, trying to replace our scholars with those political activities. What made them make this jump? What made them leave the lessons with the `ulaama in the very beginning? It is their lack of patience. So be a Salafī. Be distinguished. Be patient upon talab al-`ilm. It takes patience for you to study a book from beginning to end.
From the words of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzān: This is the path to understanding your religion. This is the path to being firm in your `Aqīdah and being rightly guided as the companions were rightly guided. This is the path to salvation.
So be patient and ask Allaah for consistency, patience, and persistence upon this good you are on right now...1
 Shaykh al-Fawzān, Masaa.il al-Jaahiliyyah as taught by Ustaadh Mūsá Richardson ~ Class 01.
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