Muadh ibn Jabal said: “Study knowledge for….


عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ،قَالَ : ” تَعَلَّمُوا الْعِلْمَ ، فَإِنَّ تَعَلُّمَهُ لِلَّهِ خَشْيَةٌ ، وَطَلَبَهُ عِبَادَةٌ ، وَمُذَاكَرَتَهُ تَسْبِيحٌ ، وَالْبَحْثَ عَنْهُ جِهَادٌ ، وَتَعْلِيمَهُ لِمَنْ لا يَعْلَمُهُ صَدَقَةٌ ، وَبَذْلَهُ لأَهْلِهِ قُرْبَةٌ ، لأَنَّهُ مَعَالِمُ الْحَلالِ وَالْحَرَامِ ، وَمَنَارُ سَبِيلِ الْجَنَّةِ ، وَالأُنْسُ فِي الْوَحْدَةِ ، وَالْمُحَدِّثُ فِي الْخَلْوَةِ ، وَالصَّاحِبُ فِي الْعُزْلَةِ ، وَالدَّلِيلُ عَلَى السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ ، وَالسِّلاحُ عَلَى الأَعْدَاءِ ، وَالزَّيْنُ عِنْدَ الأَخِلَّاءِ ، وَالْقَرِيبُ عِنْدَ الْغُرَبَاءِ ، يَرْفَعُ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَقْوَامًا فَيَجْعَلُهُمْ فِي الْخَيْرِ قَادَةً ، وَهُدَاةً يُهْتَدَى بِهِمْ ، وَأَئِمَّةً فِي الْخَيْرِ تُقْتَصُّ آثَارُهُمْ ، وَتُرْمَقُ أَعْمَالُهُمْ ، وَيُقْتَدَى بِفِعَالِهِمْ ، وَيُنْتَهَى إِلَى رَأْيِهِمْ 
 

Muadh ibn Jabal (RA) said:

Study knowledge, for learning it for the sake of Allah is truly fearing Him. Seeking it is worship, revising it is Glorification of Allah, searching for it is a type of Jihad, teaching it to those who do not know it is a charity, and giving it to those who deserve it; is a means of drawing near to Allah.

For knowledge sets the milestones for what is halal and haram, it is an illuminating light to the path of paradise, a comforter in times of loneliness, the one who will speak to you when you are lonely, a companion in times of seclusion, the one who will guide in times of hardship and ease, a weapon against one’s enemies, a relative among the strangers, and the best with the closest of friends.

Allah raises (in status) nations by it, making them leaders of goodness, whose guidance and paths are to be followed, those whose actions are looked to and imitated and with whom the final opinion will rest with.

Hilyatul Awliyaa’

Better translation can be found here:

http://www.tayyibaat.com/2012/05/22/learn-ilm/

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    May 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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