A foreign visitor inquired regarding admission to dars e nizami at Darul Uloom Karachi. He appeared matured beyond the youthful student days.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve and protect him) replied,
‘They will start in Shawwal.
How old are you?’
He replied that he was in his mid thirties.
‘Then it will not be possible to get admission here. There are age restrictions in our admission policies.
Moreover, it is not necessary for all to do dars e nizami and become a scholar (a’lim). The essential knowledge for a Muslim is that what makes him/her follow deen correctly in everyday life. For this there is 3 years curriculum taught here. You may do that.’
Ramadan 1436/July2015, Office, Darul Uloom Karachi.
This is one of the common distractions these days. Every individual who becomes religious either wants to become a scholar, hafidh e Quran or master in Arabic language.
It must be clear that having knowledge is not synonymous with observance and following of what that knowledge commands.
The requirement from us is to follow these commands effectively. Effort is required to overcome the obstacles posed by nafs & Shaytan in doing so. This require tarbiyah/training and spiritual struggle.
When are we going to allocate time for this?