The Rights of Our Scholars

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Following the way of the scholars [of Islam] is not [about] copying their ways and manners or by just repeating what they say. Rather, it’s by recognizing their great worth; benefiting from their knowledge; following their guidance and advice; having good manners with them; defending them; and being patient with them.

Consider the ḥadīth: “He is not from us, [not our way, nor our guidance], he who does not show great respect to the elders among us [in age or knowledge]; [who] is not kind and merciful to our small ones; [who] does not recognize the rights of our scholars.”

Source: 21 Nov 22. Q