Importance of Scholars

As Ahmad mentioned last update, we sat down with Shaykh Ramzy Ajem and Shaykh Zahir Bacchus to ask them some questions that were really off-the-cuff. I don’t know about you, but I find it kind of frightening to think of questions on the fly. Most of the questions were about education, the Essentials Program, and the history of the Toronto Muslim community.

For those who haven’t heard Shaykh Zahir before, you’ll probably figure out by watching the video that his style of delivery is quite different from Shaykh Ramzy. Whenever we asked Shaykh Zahir a question he just went off for about twenty solid minutes until we fired off the next question.

Personally, I think any of his responses would have been great candidates for “Khutbah of the Year” had he said them on a mimbar. Luckily for us, we were able to catch a couple of minutes on his response about the importance of Islamic scholarship (fitting with Habib Umar coming to town next week)

What do you look for in a scholar of Islam? Why do you follow the scholars you follow?

What are some important lessons scholars have taught you recently?

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3 Responses to Importance of Scholars

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  2. Rio Roessaptono says:



    In my opinion, from a scholar of Islam, I look for their characters. Books, Google, Wiki, Papers, they are all nice and full of “characters”, but in the end, for me, what matters and what impacts the soul better is through the lively character of a human being.

    I think nowadays society appreciate and honour “character” of books or any written document. We can have lots of information through memorizing these “characters”, but true knowledge should be attained through beautiful character of a scholar.

    Allah and His Rasool knows best.


  3. Alhamdulillah, I met a scholar who taught me humility not by his tongue but through his actions.

    May Allah increase him, Ameen.