Epistemology of the Minhaj
The valiant Amir al-Hajj Tahir Abdallah ordered me to put together for him and the Jama`at of Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye`, a methodology of beneficial education regarding the sciences which are obligatory upon him and them to learn; and to innumerate for them the most important books of Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye`, as well as the Shuyuukh of his Jama`at which comprise these sciences.
After seeking istikhaara of Allah, I answered his request, mainly for four reasons;
- The first being that I desired for myself and for him an immense correct course of action and general good from the Generous Lord.
- Secondly, in order to abide by the order of the Amir, based upon his words, may Allah bless him and grant him peace:
“Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah. Whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. Whoever obeys my Amir has obeyed me. Whoever disobeys my Amir has disobeyed me.”
- Third, in order to abstain from the severe threat that has been established in the firm prophetic tradition:
“Whoever is asked about some knowledge and then conceals it, Allah will bridle him with a bridle of fire.”
- Finally, in order to be included among that group about whom he, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said:
“The most beloved action to Allah `azza wa jalla is causing genuine joy to enter into the heart of a Muslim.”
I have named it:The Assistance to the Valiant Amir Regarding A Methodology of Beneficial Education
It will be of benefit, if Allah wills to those who rely upon it from the members of the Jama`at and the rest of the Muslims.
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef