Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad was asked the following question:


I am a student of knowledge in the Islamic University and now I do not know what happened to me in terms that I want to leave studying. So advise me. May Allah reward you with good.


“This affair which you are thinking of in terms of leaving studying, is it an affair connected to those behind you [i.e. your family]? Or has aversion, abandonment, anxiety, and boredom afflicted you and due to that you cannot study?

If those behind you [i.e your family] need you and there is no one to take your place in that, and so you want to leave off studying, then this has a valid reason/argument. If the affair is related to the fact that a [internal] disturbance has afflicted you and [you feel] a lack of comfort, then it is upon you to perform ruqyah on yourself, seek another person to perform ruqyah on you, and go to a doctor to cure yourself. If the affair is like this, then do this”.

[Sharh Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah no. 21]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan