Showing posts with label Abu Al-Darda. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Learn Knowledge before it is taken away

 It is reported that Abû Al-Dardâ` –(radiyallahu anhu) used to say:

 “Learn knowledge before it is taken way, & it is taken away by its people (scholars) being taken away. The scholar & the student are partners in good & there is NO good in any other people. The richest of men is the knowledgeable man whose knowledge is needed: he benefits those who need him & if done without, he benefits himself with the knowledge Allâh ‘azza wa jalla has placed with him.

So how is it I see your scholars dying yet the ignorant amongst you not learning? I fear that the predecessor will depart & the successor will not learn. If the scholar studies, he only increases in knowledge, & he does not take anything away from knowledge. And if the ignorant studies, he will find knowledge firm & established. So how is it that I see you full up with food, yet starved of knowledge?”


Ibn ‘Abd Al-Barr, Jâmi’ Bayân Al-‘Ilm wa Fadlihi Vol. 2 pg 233.