Abu Hanifa’a advice to his student..

An advise given by Imam Abu Hanifa (ra) to his student Abu Yusuf:-

“Don’t get married until you are certain that you are able to maintain and provide all her needs, so, seek knowledge first then gather your wealth from halal sources. Then and only then get married: because if you start gathering wealth while still studying you will disable yourself from seeking knowledge and become consumed by the dunia before attaining knowledge. You will waste your time and then soon you will have children and you will need to take care of their provisions resulting in you leaving of seeking knowledge.

Therefore, busy yourself with seeking knowledge in your youth and in your spare time then busy yourself in gathering wealth. Verily, the larger your family gets the more your mind will become preoccupied”.

من نصيحة أبي حنيفة لتلميذه أبي يوسف: وَلَا تَتَزَوَّجْ إلَّا بَعْدَ أَنْ تَعْلَمَ أَنَّك تَقْدِرُ عَلَى الْقِيَامِ بِجَمِيعِ حَوَائِجِهَا وَاطْلُبْ الْعِلْمَ أَوَّلًا ثُمَّ اجْمَعْ الْمَالَ مِنْ الْحَلَالِ. ثُمَّ تَزَوَّجْ؛ فَإِنَّك إنْ طَلَبْت الْمَالَ فِي وَقْتِ التَّعَلُّمِ عَجَزْت عَنْ طَلَبِ الْعِلْمِ وَتَشْتَغِلُ بِالدُّنْيَا ..قَبْلَ تَحْصِيلِ الْعِلْمِ؛ فَيَضِيعُ وَقْتُك وَيَجْتَمِعُ عَلَيْك الْوَلَدُ وَيَكْثُرُ عِيَالُك فَتَحْتَاجُ إلَى الْقِيَامِ بِمَصَالِحِهِمْ وَتَتْرُكُ الْعِلْمَ. وَاشْتَغِلْ بِالْعِلْمِ فِي عُنْفُوَانِ شَبَابِك وَوَقْتِ فَرَاغِ قَلْبِك وَخَاطِرِك ثُمَّ اشْتَغِلْ بِالْمَالِ؛ فَإِنَّ كَثْرَةَ الْوَلَدِ وَالْعِيَالِ يُشَوِّشُ الْبَالَ

المصدر :-

غمز عيون البصائر في شرح الأشباه والنظائر » الفن السابع من الأشباه والنظائر الحكايات والمراسلات » وصية الإمام الأعظم لأبي يوسف

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