How to Balance Studies & Lessons With the Scholars | Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī

How to Balance University Studies & Lessons With the Scholars | Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī

How to Balance University Studies and Lessons with the Scholars | Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī: “This questioner asks: ‘How should we balance our University studies with our studies outside the University with the Mashayikh?’”

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī (responds): “This is easy for the one that Allāh the Mighty and Majestic has made it easy for, and it involves the following:

Firstly: Remain consistent upon your lessons in the University and do not skip classes. Do not skip classes. Be consistent in your attendance of the lessons of the Mashāyikh in the University since attendance links the minds and hearts of many so the knowledge will likely remain with you for years; regardless of how much time passes, you will not forget it; it will remain in most cases.

Secondly: Reinforce your attendance with review every Thursday; everything that was covered during the week from Saturday until Thursday. And if you write, then when Thursday comes after breakfast you should sit down and summarize what was covered and write it out for every subject. You should summarize it so that it will be ready for the time of the examinations. So your summarizing is like your review.

And for the remaining days after each lesson go to the Mashāyikh after Asr, Maghrib and ʿIshāʾ. And when you return home, take an hour of the night to read through whatever is easy for you from your lessons and in this way you balance sitting with the Mashāyikh outside of the University with your lessons in the University.”

Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva