The Path of Knowledge (English Paperback)


The book in hand is an abridged ِcompilation by Sayyidunā Imām Burĥānuddīn Zarnūjī, on the topic of Islamic knowledge.

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The book in hand entitled is an abridged compilation by Sayyidunā Imām Burĥānuddīn Zarnūjī on the topic of Islamic knowledge. He was born in Zarnūj, a famous town situated after Khūjand beyond Māwarā-un-Naĥr (the river Oxus) in Turkestan. Therefore, he was known as Zarnūjī. He was possessed of knowledge, asceticism, and piety. Amongst the Ḥanafī scholars, he was considered the most eminent scholar. Shaykh-ul-Islām Burĥānuddīn ‘Abul Ḥasan ‘Alī Bin Abu Bakr Marghīnānī was his erudite teacher. Imam Burĥānuddīn Zarnūjī passed away in about 610 AH.

In this book, he discussed the qualities of a student. Not only did he identify the problems faced by the students during their studies, but he also offered the viable solutions to overcome these problems. Additionally, he devised the ways as to how the students can gain piety, wisdom, frugality, and perseverance in acquiring Islamic knowledge. This is because when the students are enrolled in Jamī’at, they remain busy studying over there with great enthusiasm and several good intentions. But regretfully, Satan causes their enthusiasm and good intentions to reduce bit by bit, in which case some students no longer remain persevere in acquiring Islamic knowledge. Thus they began to have a lack of interest. The compiler even discussed the ways and means, through which one can survive the attacks of Satan.

Moreover, in this book you will also find numerous advices and guiding principles of Islamic knowledge, Keeping the benefits in view, Amīr-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat, founder of Dawat-e-Islami ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi persuades everyone to read this book.

Table of Contents

  • Du’ā for Reading the Book
  • 14 Reading Intentions
    • Two Madani pearls
    • 14 Intentions for reading this book
  • Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah
  • Preface
Chapter One
  • The reality of knowledge and jurisprudence and its virtues
    • Knowledge
    • Jurisprudence
Chapter Two
  • Intention when seeking knowledge
Chapter Three
  • Selecting a science, a teacher and class fellows, and adopting steadfastness
    • Selecting a science
    • Selecting a teacher
    • Perseverance
    • Choosing class fellows
Chapter Four
  • Respect for knowledge and knowledgeable people
    • Respect for teacher
    • Respect for book
    • Respect for class fellows
Chapter Five
  • Hard work, persistence, and enthusiasm
    • The way to decrease phlegm
Chapter Six
  • Ways of commencing a lesson, its sequence and amount
Chapter Seven
  • Importance of trust
Chapter Eight
  • Suitable time to gain knowledge
Chapter Nine
  • Importance and excellence of Kindness and advice
Chapter Ten
  • How to obtain benefit
Chapter Eleven
  • Piety when acquiring knowledge
Chapter Twelve
  • That which improves memory and that which causes forgetfulness
Chapter Thirteen
  • That which brings livelihood and that which reduces it; that which increases it and that which decreases it
    • Those things which bring about difficulty in livelihood
    • The following actions cause livelihood to decrease
    • Those actions which increase livelihood
    • Amongst the Waẓāif that increase livelihood are
    • Those actions which increase lifetime


  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Transliteration Chart

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The Path of Knowledge

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