As salamu 'alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh,
Here is a beneficial extract from the post of Brother Abdulilah Lahmami:
Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi, today cried much in his dars, this one is a must for the last part of Meemiyah talks about the reality of what knowledge is.
Sheikh Muhammad said that from the poem it can be understood that knowledge is not to just memorise books or a fatwah to the letter:
Nor is it to just say Ya'ni Ya'ni, Ya'ni in the majalis!
Nor is it to just look the part with your head covering!
Nor is it to just wrap your legs with your hands or to tie them with a cloth in the majaalis!
Nor is it to just write books!
Nor is it to just read eloquently!
Nor is it to learn for the sake of teaching when one is not themselves prepared to sit and learn!
Nor is it by just lowering your head to show piety!
Nor is it sleeping through the whole night!
But knowledge is fear of Allaah,
knowledge is Ikhlaas and righteous deeds,
knowledge is knowing Allaah is watching you at all times,
Knowledge is checking yourself.
Knowledge is knowing how much you don't know,
knowledge is humility,
knowledge is knowing you are questionable in front of Allaah for what you say and do...
knowledge is giving the people of knowledge their level that Allaah gave them
Knowledge is good manners
Knowledge is learning correct Aqeedah and Methodology
Knowledge is using your time beneficially
Knowledge is getting up for Qiyaamulayl
Knowledge is hoping and loving to meet Allaah
Knowledge is fear of Allaah
That is knowledge that benefits.”
Abu-Khadeejah 'Abdul-Waahid Alam.
Lecturer and Publications Director.
Salafi Publications and The Salafi Mosque, Birmingham, UK.