Glimpse into Merit of ‘Ilm

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

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It is recorded by Ibn ‘Abd Al-Barr, in his ‘Jaami’ Bayan al-‘Ilm’ [1], ย that Mu’ad Ibn Jabal ุฑุถูŠ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡ said:

ุชุนู„ู…ูˆุง ุงู„ุนู„ู… ุŒ ูุฅู† ุชุนู„ู…ู‡ ู„ู„ู‡ ุฎุดูŠุฉ ุŒ ูˆุทู„ุจู‡ ุนุจุงุฏุฉ ุŒ ูˆู…ุฐุงูƒุฑุชู‡ ุชุณุจูŠุญ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุจุญุซ ุนู†ู‡ ุฌู‡ุงุฏ ุŒ ูˆุชุนู„ูŠู…ู‡ ู„ู…ู† ู„ุง ูŠุนู„ู…ู‡ ุตุฏู‚ุฉ ุŒ ูˆุจุฐู„ู‡ ู„ุฃู‡ู„ู‡ ู‚ุฑุจุฉ ุŒ ู„ุฃู†ู‡ ู…ุนุงู„ู… ุงู„ุญู„ุงู„ ูˆุงู„ุญุฑุงู… ุŒ ูˆู…ู†ุงุฑ ุณุจูŠู„ ุฃู‡ู„ ุงู„ุฌู†ุฉ ุŒ ูˆู‡ูˆ ุงู„ุฃู†ูŠุณ ููŠ ุงู„ูˆุญุดุฉ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุตุงุญุจ ููŠ ุงู„ุบุฑุจุฉ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ู…ุญุฏุซ ููŠ ุงู„ุฎู„ูˆุฉ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุฏู„ูŠู„ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุณุฑุงุก ูˆุงู„ุถุฑุงุก ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุณู„ุงุญ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุฃุนุฏุงุก ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุฒูŠู† ุนู†ุฏ ุงู„ุฃุฎู„ุงุก ุŒ ูŠุฑูุน ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุจู‡ ุฃู‚ูˆุงู…ุงู‹ ููŠุฌุนู„ู‡ู… ููŠ ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ ู‚ุงุฏุฉ ูˆุฃุฆู…ุฉ ุŒ ุชู‚ุชุต ุขุซุงุฑู‡ู… ุŒ ูˆูŠู‚ุชุฏู‰ ุจุฃูุนุงู„ู‡ู… ุŒ ูˆูŠู†ุชู‡ู‰ ุฅู„ู‰ ุฑุฃูŠู‡ู… ุŒ ุชุฑุบุจ ุงู„ู…ู„ุงุฆูƒุฉ ููŠ ุฎู„ุชู‡ู… ุŒ ูˆุจุฃุฌู†ุญุชู‡ุง ุชู…ุณุญู‡ู… ุŒ ูŠุณุชุบูุฑ ู„ู‡ู… ูƒู„ ุฑุทุจ ูˆูŠุงุจุณ ุŒ ูˆุญูŠุชุงู† ุงู„ุจุฌุฑ ูˆู‡ูˆุงู…ู‡ ุŒ ูˆุณุจุงุน ุงู„ุจุฑ ูˆุฃู†ุนุงู…ู‡ ุŒ ู„ุฃู† ุงู„ุนู„ู… ุญูŠุงุฉ ุงู„ู‚ู„ูˆุจ ู…ู† ุงู„ุฌู‡ู„ ุŒ ูˆู…ุตุงุจูŠุญ ุงู„ุฃุจุตุงุฑ ู…ู† ุงู„ุธู„ู… . ูŠุจู„ุบ ุงู„ุนุจุฏ ุจุงู„ุนู„ู… ู…ู†ุงุฒู„ ุงู„ุฃุฎูŠุงุฑ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุฏุฑุฌุงุช ุงู„ุนู„ู‰ ููŠ ุงู„ุฏู†ูŠุง ูˆุงู„ุขุฎุฑุฉ . ุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ููŠู‡ ุจุนุฏู„ ุงู„ุตูŠุงู… ุŒ ูˆู…ุฏุงุฑุณุชู‡ ุชุนุฏู„ ุงู„ู‚ูŠุงู… ุŒ ุจู‡ ุชูˆุตู„ ุงู„ุฃุฑุญุงู… ุŒ ูˆุจ ูŠุนุฑู ุงู„ุญู„ุงู„ ู…ู† ุงู„ุญุฑุงู… ุŒ ู‡ูˆ ุฅู…ุงู… ุงู„ุนู…ู„ ุŒ ูˆุงู„ุนู…ู„ ุชุงุจุนู‡ ุŒ ูŠู„ู‡ู…ู‡ ุงู„ุณุนุฏุงุก ูˆูŠุญุฑู…ู‡ ุงู„ุฅุดู‚ูŠุงุก

โ Aquire knowledge, for indeed seeking it for Allah (develops) fear. Seeking it is worship; studying it is glorification; researching is striving; teaching it to the one who does not know is a charity. Humbling towards its people is a drawing nearness, and it is an illuminated path to Paradise. It is a comfort in times of loneliness; a companion in times of strangeness; and it provides comfort in times of solitude. It is a guide in times of prosperity and adversity, a weapon against the enemy; an adornment among (close) friends. With it Allah raises up a group of people placing them among the best of leaders and imams, whose stories (of achievement) are followed and actions emulated. Their opinions are always sought; the Angels are eager to touch them with their wings; and every moist and dry patch (on earth) seeks forgiveness for them.

The fish and creatures in the sea; animals on land all seek blessings for him. Because knowledge gives life to the hearts from ignorance; brightens eyes in the darkness [and strengthens the body from weakness]. Through it, the slave (of Allah) reaches ranks of the righteous and pious, and a high status in this world and the Hereafter. Reflecting (upon knowledge) is as (voluntary) fasting and studying it equates to standing (in prayer). Through it the ties of kinship are kept, the lawful and unlawful are known. It is the leader of actions; and the one who acts is inspired by the successful and ignored by the wretched. โž

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[1]ย #268; (with a weak mawqoof sanad)

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