Showing posts with label seeking knowledge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seeking knowledge. Show all posts

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.