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ُﻳ ْﻢَﻟ َءﺎﻴِﺒْﻧﻷا ﱠنإو ِءﺎﻴِﺒْﻧﻷا ُﺔَﺛَرَو َءﺎﻤَﻠُﻌْﻟا ﱠنإو ،ِﺐِآاَﻮَﻜْﻟا ﺮﺋﺎﺳ ﻰﻠَﻋ ﺮﻤَﻘْﻟا ِﻞْﻀَﻔَآ ِﺪِﺑﺎﻌْﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ
ﻻَو ًارﺎَﻨﻳِد اﻮُﺛﱢرﻮ
ٍﺮِﻓاَو ﱟﻆﺤِﺑ َﺬَﺧَأ ُﻩَﺬَﺧَأ ْﻦﻤَﻓ ، َﻢْﻠِﻌْﻟا اﻮُﺛﱠرو ﺎﻤﱠﻧإو ًﺎﻤَهْرِد
ﱡيﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟاو دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
Abud-Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
He who
follows a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make the path of Jannah easy to him. The angels lower their wings
over the seeker of knowledge, being pleased with what he does. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and
even the fish in the depth of the oceans seek forgiveness for him. The superiority of the learned man over the devout
worshipper is like that of the full moon to the rest of the stars (i.e., in brightness). The learned are the heirs of the
Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only that of knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact
acquired an abundant portion
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
Like the preceding Ahadith, this Hadith also mentions the eminence of learning religious knowledge,
and respecting and honouring `Ulama'.
لﺎﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، ٍدﻮُﻌْﺴﻣ ﻦﺑا ِﻦﻋو
ُلﻮُﻘَﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ُﺖْﻌِﻤﺳ
» َﺮﱠﻀَﻧ
ﻊِﻣﺎَﺳ ْﻦِﻣ ﻰﻋْوأ ٍﻎﱠﻠَﺒُﻣ ﱠبُﺮَﻓ ُﻪَﻌﻤَﺳ ﺎﻤآ ُﻪَﻐﱠﻠَﺒﻓ ، ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ﺎﻨِﻣ ﻊِﻤﺳ ًاءﺮْﻣا ﻪﱠﻠﻟا
لﺎﻗو ﱡيﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ُﻩاور
ٌﺢﻴﺤَﺻ ٌﻦﺴَﺣ
Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "
Allah freshen the affairs of a person who hears something from us and communicates it to others exactly as he has
heard it (i.e., both the meaning and the words). Many a recepient of knowledge understands it better than the one
who has heard it
Besides mentioning the eminence of knowledge, this Hadith contains inducement for preaching and
inviting people towards the path of Allah. It also urges us to communicate knowledge exactly as we have heard it,
without changing anything in the least.
لﺎﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، َةﺮﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر لﺎﻗ
ٍﻢﻠِﻋ ْﻦﻋ ﻞِﺌُﺳ ْﻦﻣ
ٍرﺎَﻧ ْﻦِﻣ ٍمﺎﺠِﻠِﺑ ِﺔﻣﺎﻴِﻘﻟا َمﻮَﻳ ﻢِﺠﻟُأ ، ُﻪَﻤَﺘَﻜَﻓ
لﺎﻗو ، يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟاو دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
ٌﻦﺴﺣ ٌﺚﻳﺪﺣ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
He who is
asked about knowledge (of religion) and conceals it, will be bridled with a bridle of fire on the Day of Resurrection
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
We learn from this Hadith that to withhold guidance in the matter of religion from anybody who
seeks it, is a grave sin which is threatened with Hell. Unfortunately, the religious scholars who are shackled in
religious prejudices and terribly lack interest in juristic matters have developed a habit of concealing religious
knowledge from people. In fact, this grave sin has become so alarming that any further delay to eradicate it will
prove ruinous for us. May Allah grant us true guidance.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋو
ﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪ
ﱠﻞَﺟَو ﺰﻋ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻪْﺟَو ِﻪِﺑ ﻰَﻐَﺘﺒُﻳ ﺎﻤِﻣ ًﺎﻤﻠِﻋ َﻢﱠﻠﻌَﺗ ْﻦﻣ
ِﺔﻣﺎﻴِﻘﻟا مْﻮﻳ ِﺔﱠﻨﺠﻟا َفْﺮَﻋ ْﺪِﺠﻳ ْﻢَﻟ ﺎﻴْﻧﱡﺪﻟا َﻦِﻣ ًﺎﺿﺮﻋ ِﻪِﺑ َﺐﻴِﺼﻴﻟ ﻻإ ُﻪُﻤﱠﻠﻌَﺘَﻳ ﻻ
دواد ﻮﺑأ ﻩاور ، ﺎﻬﺤﻳر
ﺢﻴﺤﺻ دﺎﻨﺳﺈﺑ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah(PBUH) said, "
He who does
not acquire knowledge with the sole intention of seeking the Pleasure of Allah but for worldly gain, will not smell
the fragrance of Jannah on the Day of Resurrection.
[Abu Dawud].
This Hadith has an inducement for acquiring knowledge for the Pleasure of Allah alone. If a
religious scholar acquires it to make it a means of worldly gains, then it turns to such a serious crime that such a
scholar will not even smell the fragrance of Jannah (
i.e., he will not enter it along with the saved
). May Allah save
us from it. However, if a scholar gains wealth and worldly gains through it without any intention, then it is
altogether a different matter. In that case, it is not harmful for him as long as he uses it in a manner pleasing to