Knowledge is Power

The ultimate success is to be successful in the Hereafter. The person who acquires the knowledge as it is prescribed in Islam enters the gateway to success in this life and in the Hereafter. So be eager to acquire that knowledge. Be eager to be around the scholars. Be eager to associate with the scholars, for the Messenger of Allah said:

إن مَثَلَ العلماءِ في الأرض كَمَثَلِ النجوم في السماء يُهتَدَى بها في ظلمات البر والبحر

which means: <<The scholars on earth are like the stars in the heavens with which one is guided through the darkness of land and sea.>> At-Tabaraniyy related the saying of the Prophet r, in highlighting the importance of the scholars,

لَموت قبيلةٍ أيسرُ من موتِ عالمٍ

which means: <<The death of an entire tribe is easier than the death of one scholar.>>

Be warned of those ignorant people the Prophet r spoke about in his hadith related by at-Tirmidhiyy:

إنَّ الله لا يَقْبِضُ العلمَ ينتزعُهُ انتزاعًا من بين الناسِ، ولكن يقبِضُ العلمَ بقبضِ العلماءِ، حتى إذا لم يبقَى عالمٌ اتخذَ الناسُ رؤساءَ جُهالا فاستفتَوْهُمْ فَضَلُّوا وَأَضَلُّوا

which means: << Allah does not take away the knowledge by ordering it pulled out of the hearts of the people. Instead, Allah takes the knowledge away by making the scholars die. When no scholar remains, people take for the themselves ignorant leaders whom they ask for religious answers. These leaders will answer them with ignorance, thus straying and leading them astray.>>

Allah knows best.

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