As Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
In one of the “Understanding La illaha illaAllaah” classes, our brother Abu Yusuf Khaleefah mentioned ..…
“The matter of knowledge is not something that one will attain all at once. As mentioned by Imam Ibn ul Shi’haab (May Allaah have mercy on him), ‘Whoever desires to attain all of the knowledge at one time, then this knowledge will leave him all at one time. However the knowledge should be attained in portions’.
So when a person is traversing on the path of learning the deen of Islam, removing ignorance from himself, this will take some time. It’s not something a person is going to attain overnight. As the scholars of al-Islam, they’ve exerted themselves many years in the path of studying this deen of al-Islam. And we see when Allaah Subhana wa at ala revealed the Qur’an to The Prophet SalAllaahu alayhe wa sallam, He didn’t reveal it to him all at once. Rather, the Qur’an came down to The Prophet SalAllaahu alayhe wa sallam in stages. Allaah Subhana wa at ala mentioned the wisdom of this knowledge coming down in stages, in Sura Furqan (25:32), where Allaah said,
‘And those who disbelieve they say, ‘Why is not the Qur’an revealed to him all at once?’ And Allaah said, ‘Thus (it is sent down in parts), that We may strengthen your hearts thereby. And We have revealed it to you gradually, in stages.’
So one of the wisdoms in the Qur’an coming down in stages and not all at once was for the purpose of establishing the heart of The Prophet SalAllaahu alayhe wa sallam. The matter of learning this deen is learned in stages just as revealed to The Prophet SalAllaahu alayhe wa sallam.”
May Allaah Subhana wa at ala bless us with patience in learning and understanding of this beautiful deen, Ameen.