Scholar/Student of Knowledge

Discussion in 'Islam in General' started by mm12, May 26, 2007.

  1. mm12

    mm12 New Member

    What is the criteria for a person to be classified a Student of knowledge?


    And also, what is the criteria for a student of knowledge to be classified a Scholar?

    Jazakallah!
     
  2. ykhan

    ykhan New Member

    "What is the criteria for a person to be classified a Student of knowledge? "



    The Arabic words "Taalib ul 'Ilmi" or "a student of Knowledge" is widely, and generally used, to refer to anyone seeking ["talab"] knowledge [" 'ilm"] of the Deen.

    It's usage is varied and depends upon context, for example a young boy at his first day at a madrassah is a "student of knowledge".

    The term is also used to imply that a particular student has or is undergoing structured, supervised, study, either by a single scholar or by more than one scholar, and this is the more common meaning applied by the early Muslims.

    It is a term also used to distinguish a level between complete "ignorance" of the principles, sciences and proofs of Islam, and the much higher level of a learned Scholar.

    So as you can see from the above, the term is subjective to the circumstance is which it is applied and cannot be constricted to any particular set of parameters other then the above.

    And Allah knows best.

     
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  3. Abu Hafsa

    Abu Hafsa New Member

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