The polytheists worshipped various things, including the sun, moon, angels, prophets and righteous, as well as stones and trees. All of this is regarded as shirk regardless of who or what the object of worship is.
The two different categories of Intercession, and their relationship to Tawhid and shirk.
Intercession is only sought from Allah.
A mention of the ḥadīth describing the Grand Intercession granted by Allah to His Messenger ﷺ.
An explanation of the reason the polytheists did shirk, and its rejection by Islam.
Seeking closeness to Allah or intercession to him by directing worship to intermediaries is the very definition of shirk.
The purpose of our creation is to worship Allah alone, without partner.
This is the religion of Ibrahim, and the reality of the shahadah, the testimony of faith.
The serious consequences of shirk.
The importance of knowing about Tawhid and shirk, and therefore understanding these four rules.
Feigning knowledge and its manifestations.
The ruling on people who pretend to have knowledge.
The harms of feigning knowledge.
The seriousness of speaking about Allāh and his religion without knowledge.
Delivered 2020-11-30. The requirement for a person of knowledge to be upright. The basis of the virtue of the true scholar. Increased piety and fear of Allāh comes with increased knowledge. The Salaf used to look at a person's behaviour before considering him a scholar.
Categories that do not constitute knowledge: relying on opinion, kashf and taste in spiritual matters.
The early criticism of Sufism by the great scholars.
Conclusion of the topic.
Personal opinion is not knowledge.
The incorrect use of opinion in the religion and its danger.
Pseudo-intellectuals and the opinionated pretenders to knowledge.
The use of opinion by scholars in the correct manner.
The Hadith of Abu Al-Darda About Knowledge - Concluded.
Attributes of the true scholars in light of the hadith.
Cultivation and care for the people.
Disinterest in amassing wealth and worldly possessions.
The greatest share to gain is the most beneficial and longest lasting: Islam and knowledge of it.
The Hadith of Abu Al-Darda About Knowledge, continued.
The superiority of the scholar over the devout worshipper.
The scholars being the inheritors of the Prophets.
The ruling on reviling the scholars.
The virtues of knowledge and its people from the hadith reported by Abu Al-Darda, continued.
The angels and their association with the seeker of knowledge.
Prayer of Allah's creation for the scholar.
The benefit of having scholars for everyone and everything on Earth.
Loving the scholars is part of the religion, and hatred of them is a great sin and evidence of enmity to Allah.
The virtues of knowledge and its people from the hadith reported by Abu Al-Darda. Based on selections from Miftah Dar Al-Sa'adah of Ibn Al-Qayyim, Jami' Bayan Al-'Ilm of Ibn 'Abd Al-Barr and the dedicated commentary of Ibn Rajab.