From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (2023)

Life as a student/university student is a unique and interesting experience. Student experiences vary from person to person and place to place. Despite these differences, there are common themes or backgrounds that unite all students, especially Muslim students. These are some of the most formative years in a student's life. The educational, social, political, economic, emotional, spiritual and religious experiences shape and shape a student's personality, character, identity and beliefs. While being exposed to all these different influences, both positive and negative, it is extremely important for Muslim students to be grounded and engage in wholesome and nurturing activities that will positively impact their faith and connection with Allah. The following hadith encourages three such activities.

Abu HurairahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (1)reported that the Prophet ﷺ said:

"Whoever relieves a believer's trouble from the troubles of this world, Allah will remove one trouble from the troubles of the Day of Judgment. And whoever alleviates the need of a person in need, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and in the hereafter. Whoever hides a Muslim's mistakes, Allah will hide his mistakes in this life and the next. And Allah will help his slave as long as he helps his brother. And whoever follows a path in order to gain knowledge therein, Allah will make the path to Paradise easier for him. No people gather in any of Allah's houses to recite the Book of Allah and study it among themselves, except thatSakenah(Rest) descends upon them, and mercy covers them, and the angels surround them, and Allah mentions them among those who are with Him. And whoever is slowed down by his deeds, his lineage will not advance him.” [Muslim]


This is a very beautiful and eloquent hadith discussing the virtues, rewards and blessings of three very important deeds: helping others, seeking knowledge and studying the Quran. Imām al-Nawawī [Rahimullah] says: "This is an extremely important hadith that unites several branches of knowledge, principles and customs." Ibn 'Alan adds: "and virtues, virtues and judgments."


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The hadith begins with the Prophet ﷺ describing the amazing reward that awaits those who are selfless and do their best to help others. The Prophet ﷺ says:"Whoever alleviates a believer's distress/difficulty from the troubles of this world, then AllahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (2)will remove for him a difficulty from the difficulties of the Judgment Day. And whoever alleviates the distress of a needy person, AllahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (3)will alleviate his needs in this world and in the hereafter. Whoever hides the faults of a Muslim, AllahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (4)will hide his faults in this life and the next. And AllahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (5)will help his slave as long as he helps his brother."The Prophet ﷺ mentions three ways a person can help and support someone else; Alleviate distress, alleviate needs and hide mistakes.

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Stress or difficulty relief is any type of difficulty or coercion that a person faces in their daily life. A difficulty or need can be physical, financial, psychological, emotional, or spiritual. If one helps alleviate the difficulties and hardships of others in this life, then Allah (ﷻ) will remove the hardships and hardships of the Last Judgment. Obviously, these difficulties are infinitely more difficult than the needs of this world.

Alleviating the needs of a person in need means helping them financially by providing money, food, clothing, or shelter. It also refers to helping a person who is in debt. The reward for this is that Allah ﷻ will alleviate the needs of that person both in this world and in the next.

Everyone has their own personal flaws, shortcomings and weaknesses. Making mistakes, sinning and making mistakes is human nature. When a person privately commits a sin that lies between him and Allah ﷻ. There is something between them and their Creator and they are encouraged to ask for forgiveness and repentance. Because of this, believers are encouraged not to make their sins and mistakes public. They are also taught not to look for the faults of others and are encouraged to hide others' sins, faults, and private affairs as well. If a person hides the private and non-harmful mistakes of others, Allah ﷻ will hide their mistakes in this world and on the Day of Judgment.

The Prophet ﷺ then highlights one of the many blessings and virtues associated with the quest for knowledge. "Whoever treads a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make the path to Paradise easy for him.” According to hadith scholars, the knowledge referred to in this narration is knowledge that brings one closer to Allah ﷻ and increases one's love for the Prophet ﷺ. This includes the study of Islamic disciplines such as Tafsīr (Koranic exegesis), ʿUlūm al-Quran (Koranic studies), Hadīth studies, Fiqh (jurisprudence), Uṣūl al-Fiqh (principles of Islamic jurisprudence), ʿAqīdah (theology), Sīrah (Prophetic biography) and Tazkiyah (purification of the soul). It could also include studying biology, chemistry, physics or any other subject that increases love for Allah ﷻ and His Messenger ﷺ. Whoever treads a path in search of this knowledge, Allah ﷻ makes the path to Paradise easy for him. One of the reasons for this is that when a person learns this knowledge, they refine their character, manners, behavior and understanding. If they act on what they know, they are on the way to becoming people of Allah. People with taqwā, patience, forbearance, gratitude, humility and generosity. It also helps one to obey the commandments of Allah and stay away from His prohibitions because this knowledge enables one to know what is right and wrong, required, recommended, permissible, discouraged and impermissible.

The Prophet ﷺ concludes this hadith by emphasizing four different virtues or rewards for reciting and studying the Qur'an together in the mosque: tranquility, mercy, being surrounded by angels and honorable mention.

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Nuzūl al-Sakīnahmeans that calm, peace, tranquility, contentment and ease descend upon the gathering. It's something you can experience and feel. Life is often very hectic, busy and stressful. Various things happen throughout the day that create anxiety, stress and worry, leaving the heart and mind busy and distracted. When someone comes to the Mosque, the House of Allah ﷻ, the place most loved by Allah ﷻ, and sits down and connects his heart with His words, he feels a sense of temporary relief. You will find comfort, peace, contentment, rest, comfort and reassurance in the words of Allah ﷻ. Allah ﷻ describes the Qur'an as a remedy and healing for what is in our hearts.

The second blessing described is that mercy envelops them. This refers to the divine, infinite mercy of Allah ﷻ. The Mercy of Allah ﷻ is something absolutely unique and amazing. It is infinite, never-ending and limitless, in contrast to human mercy, which is limited and finite. It encompasses everything in this universe and is the key to entering Paradise. The Prophet ﷺ said:"Your actions alone will never take you to paradise."The companions asked: "Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?”He said, "Not even me, unless Allah ﷻ protects me with His mercy.“ [Sahih Al-Bukhari 5673]

The third blessing described for reciting and studying the Qur'an together in the mosque is that angels surround this gathering. Other narrations mention that they fill up all empty space and when there is no more space, they keep gathering on top of each other until they reach heaven. The Prophet ﷺ describes a phenomenon from the world of the invisible; something that man cannot see but can experience.

The fourth blessing mentioned is that Allah ﷻ mentions each individual in this gathering by name. This is a great and amazing honor. Allah ﷻ, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, appreciates their efforts and mentions them by name. There is absolutely nothing quite like spending time learning the Quran and sticking to it wholeheartedly.

Lessons and Benefits

1) Serving and benefiting others– As already mentioned, Islam is a religion of community. It provides instruction, guidance, advice, manners, etiquette, morals, principles and values ​​aimed at creating a healthy, vibrant and healthy community and society. A community or society cannot be healthy and whole unless it is built on the foundations of mutual love, cooperation, togetherness, service and unity. There should be a willingness and desire to help and serve others physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Allah ﷻ says:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (8)

"O you who believe, do not violate the rites of Allah or [the sanctity] of the holy month, nor [do you neglect the marking] of the sacrificial animals and their garlands, and [do not endanger the safety] of those who come to the holy." The house asks for mercy from its master and [his] approval. But when you get out of Ihram, then you are allowed to hunt. And do not allow the hatred of a people who prevented you from entering the al-Haram Mosque to tempt you into transgression.And cooperate in righteousness and godliness, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; Verily Allah is severe in punishment.[Sure Al-Maidah: 5;2]

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Verily, the believer is like a building to another believer; They give each other strength.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari 2446]

One of the greatest and most virtuous deeds a human being can do is to serve and help others. The Prophet ﷺcalled,“Among the best deeds is making a believer happy; to clothe them when they are naked, to feed them when they are hungry, and to meet their needs.”The reward for doing so, as mentioned in the hadith, is to receive the help, assistance and support of Allah.

2) The importance of knowledge– The importance of seeking knowledge, learning and understanding in Islam cannot be overstated. The first words revealed to the Prophet were:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (9)

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"Read with the name of your Lord who created."[Sure Al-‘Alaq: 96;1]

Since the beginning of Revelation, the practice of Islam has always been based on knowledge. There is no way to know and realize Allah ﷻ, love the Prophet ﷺ and understand this way of life without learning. This is one of the reasons why the Prophet ﷺ described the quest for knowledge as the way to paradise. Allah praises the people of knowledge in the Qur'an and says:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (10) “O you who have believed, when it is said to you, 'Sit yourselves' in assemblies, then make room; Allah will make room for you. And when you are told, "Get up," then get up;Allah will gradually increase those of you who believe and those who have been given knowledge.And Allah knows what you do.”[Sure Al-Mujadila: 58;11]

Allah ﷻ also says:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (11)

“And among human beings and moving creatures and grazing cattle there are similarly different colors.It is those of His servants who have knowledge and have true reverence for God. God is omnipotent and forgiving.[Sure Fatigue: 35;28]

In another version of this hadith, the Prophet ﷺ says: “Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will facilitate the path to Paradise for him.” The angels lower their wings in acknowledgment of the seeker of knowledge, and everyone in heaven and on the Earth prays forgiveness for the seeker of knowledge, even the fish in the sea. The superiority of the scholar over the worshiper is like the superiority of the moon over all other heavenly bodies. The scholars are the heirs of the prophets, for the prophets did not leave dinars or dirhams, but rather knowledge, and whoever takes it has a large share of it.” [Name of Ibn Majah 223]

The Prophet ﷺ describes the scholars as the heirs of the Prophets.

There are several ahadith that describe the virtues, rewards, and blessings associated with the quest for knowledge. These narratives are intended to inspire a sense of eagerness, motivation, and enthusiasm for investing time, energy, and effort in the quest for knowledge. The Prophet ﷺ teaches that the pursuit of knowledge is an obligation. He ﷺsays, „The pursuit of knowledge is a duty for every Muslim.” This does not mean that everyone has to become a scholar; Rather, everyone must acquire enough knowledge to enable them to worship their Creator properly with understanding.

3) Study the Koran– One of the words that Allah ﷻ uses to describe the Quran is mubarak or blessed. This one word description of the Qur'an is very comprehensive indeed. Every single aspect of the Qur'an is blessed: its words, meanings, style, stories, do's and don'ts. Reciting, memorizing, interpreting, learning, and teaching are all acts of worship that bring great amounts of rewards and blessings.

Part of his blessing is that those who learn it and teach it to others are considered the best of people. The Prophet ﷺcalled, „The best among you are those who study and teach the Qur'an.For every single letter of the Qur'an that is recited, a person is rewarded with a good deed which is multiplied tenfold. "Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah is a good deed and a good deed is multiplied tenfold. I am not saying that Alif lām mīm is a letter, but alif is a letter, lām is a letter and mīm is a letter.” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2910]

The Qur'an will intercede for its Companion on the Day of Judgment. "Recite the Quran for he will come on the Day of Judgment to intercede for his companion.”[Muslim] Through the Qur'an, some nations are exalted while others are brought down.

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There are several other narrations that mention the virtues, blessings and rewards of reciting the words of Allah. It is clear from these traditions that reading the Qur'an is not like reading any other book. This is because the Quran is not just a book; It is the divine speech of Allah ﷻ – His words revealed to the Prophet ﷺ. It is the last and final revelation sent for guidance to mankind for all times and in every place. It is the main source of beliefs, rituals, ethics, morals and laws in Islam. Our entire life as Muslims revolves around the teachings of the Koran. The main purpose of the Qur'an is to make us ponder, ponder, and ponder its meaning. As Allah ﷻ tells us,From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (12)

"[This is] a blessed book which We have revealed to you [O Muhammad] that they might ponder its verses and those who understand may be reminded of it."[Sure Sad: 38;29]

The Qur'an is primarily a book of guidance. It contains instructions for every single aspect of human life. It contains a detailed explanation of what humanity needs in terms of leadership, success in both this life and the next, and salvation. Allah ﷻ says:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (13)

“This revelation is not a counterfeit: it is a confirmation of the truth of what was previously sent to it; an explanation of everything; a guide and a blessing to those who believe.”[Sure An-Nahl: 16, 89]

It should be considered a personal guide: a guide to faith, practice, morals, ethics, God Consciousness, Obedience Worship, Paradise and, essentially, the Divine. One should take the time to read the verses, reflect and contemplate their meaning, and then internalize their message through practice. "We have made it easy to learn lessons from the Qur'an: will anyone pay attention?"

5) Importance of the Mosque– The mosque is not just a place where the community prays together; This is certainly one of its functions, but not the only one. It is a common space that should also be used for education, counselling, social services and relationship building, all with the intention of remembering Allah. The mosque is Allah's favorite place on earth.

In the Sūrah al-Nūr Allah ﷻ tells us:From the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (14)

"In houses that Allah has commanded to be built, and where one's name is remembered morning and night and one's purity proclaimed."[Sure An-Nur: 24;36]

This verse is about those who have been led to and by the light of Allah ﷻ; the people of knowledge and guidance, al-Muhtadūn. Allah ﷻ mentions in the previous verse:"AAllah guides to His light whom He wills."The Qur'anic commentators mention that the word 'houses' in this verse refers to Masajid. Ibn AbbasFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (15)says: "The 'houses' are those masajid dedicated to the worship of AllahFrom the Chaplain's Desk: Serve Others, Seek Knowledge and Study the Qur'an - (16). And verily, the Masajid light up the earth for the inhabitants of the sky, just as stars light up the sky for the inhabitants of the earth.” Allah ﷻ has commanded the believers to establish and establish centers of worship. The wordAdhinacomes fromidhn, meaning to allow or give permission. However, here it means commanded and commanded. Ibn Kathīr [rahimullah] mentions that it means that Allah ﷻ has commanded the believers to establish Masajid; Build them, honor them, fill them and take care of them. It is a direct command to erect, build, attend and honor the Masājid. This is one of the reasons why the reward for helping build a mosque is so great. The Prophet ﷺ said: "Whoever builds a mosque to gain the pleasure of Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise." [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 319] The word turfaʿ in the verse has two meanings; build and honor.

The last part of the verse explains the main function of the masājid: “And where one's name is remembered and one's purity is proclaimed, morning and evening.” The mosque is a place where the name of Allah ﷻ is mentioned. This includes all types of memory; Praying, Quran recitation, teaching and learning about our religion, fiqh, hadith, tafsīr, sermons and lectures. "And its purity is proclaimed in the morning and in the evening." That is, the mosque is a place of prayer and worship. From this verse we learn that the main purpose and function of a mosque is to serve as a place for the remembrance and worship of Allah.

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What did Prophet Muhammad say about seeking knowledge? ›

In one hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim." This hadith highlights the significance of seeking knowledge in Islam. Another hadith emphasizes the value and importance of seeking knowledge in Islam.

What is the Islamic perspective on seeking knowledge? ›

The prophet Muhammad (SAW) commanded knowledge upon all Muslims, and urged them to seek knowledge as far they could reach, and also to seek it all times.

Why is it important to seek knowledge in Islam? ›

"Whoever takes a path in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to walk in one of the paths to Paradise. Indeed the angels will lower their wings in great pleasure with the one who seeks knowledge."

What are people who follow the teaching of the Quran called? ›

Muslims believe that the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Muhammad over a period of twenty-three years, starting with the initial revelation at Mount Hira.

What does the Quran say about studying? ›

In the Holy Quran, Allah orders both men and women to increase their knowledge and condemns those who are not learned. The very first revelation to Prophet Mohammed (ﷺ) starts with the word read and says: “Read. Read in the name of thy Lord who created; [He] created the human being from blood clot.

What is the source of knowledge in the Quran? ›

The Quran recognises multiple sources of knowledge amongst which the following are particularly important revelation, sense perception, history, reasoning and intuition. Revelation is God-given knowledge which Muslims believe is enshrined in the Quran, the highest source of knowledge and authority in Islam.

What does seeking knowledge mean? ›

Seeking knowledge is a distinctly human act, intertwined with the very nature of the human being who is curious and cannot help but think. We seek answers to the questions that are important to us and inherently recognise the value of knowledge. Knowledge helps us solve our doubts and problems.

Why do we seek for knowledge? ›

Humans by nature are knowing beings, very inquisitive, who desire to know and ask questions, to seek clarifications and be better informed. Therefore, people must seek knowledge to be well educated, formed, and informed. To be knowledgeable is to be fully conscious of oneself, God, and environment.

What do you know about the knowledge of Quran? ›

In the Quranic view, the knowledge is divine. The overall repository of knowledge Allah, who is Omniscient (alimun, samiun, basirun) and none possesses any knowledge except whatever He wishes (illa bima sha'a).

How do you seek knowledge? ›

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Who ever learns the Quran and teaches it? ›

The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." Volume 6, Book 61, Number 546: Narrated Uthman bin Affan: The Prophet said, "The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."

What does the best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it mean? ›

It shows the excellence of learning the Qur'an and its rules of recitation as well as the excellence of teaching it. It shows the excellence of acting upon the rulings, etiquettes, and manners that it preaches. A scholar should teach others the knowledge that he learned.

What is the central teaching of the Quran? ›

The belief that "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God" is central to Islam. This phrase, written in Arabic, is often prominently featured in architecture and a range of objects, including the Qur'an, Islam's holy book of divine revelations.

What is the importance of studying Quran? ›

Learning the Quran gives a better understanding of our purpose of existence. The Quran gives an insight into how to live with a purpose to serve Almighty Allah and many verses of the Noble Quran speak about the origins of the existence of human beings and this Universe.

Is it important to read the Quran? ›

Learning the Qur'an is a very noble act, which every Muslim must perform daily. It gives him/her knowledge of all aspects of life, and also brings him/her closer to the Creator, and will be evidence of the reward for his/her good deeds on the Day of Judgment.

Why is it important that the Quran be studied in Arabic? ›

Arabic was chosen by Allah, and the Muslim holy scripture is written entirely in Arabic. Therefore, every Muslim must learn to read and speak Arabic, the language of the prophet, in order to be able to understand and interpret the word of Allah through prayer and reading the Quran.

What are the two main sources of Islamic knowledge? ›

The classical Islamic literary tradition boasts a prolific range of literary genres that developed around the study of its two principal textual sources, the Qur'an and the Prophetic traditions (hadith).

What are the three types of knowledge in Islam? ›

Types of Knowledge in the Quran: Revelation
  • Direct revelation without any intermediary.
  • Revelation from behind a veil; for example, when God spoke to Prophet Moses (peace be on him) through the tree or the revelation that takes for the prophet in a dream state.
  • Revelation through an angel.
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What are the three sources of knowledge in Islam? ›

The most authentic collections of hadith include Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, and Sunan Abu Dawud.

How do you seek knowledge from God? ›

We can do this by studying the scriptures and words of the prophets, praying, living righteously, attending school or taking other courses, taking interest in the things around us, and seeking to understand our experiences. As we gain knowledge, we will learn to appreciate all that the Lord has provided for us.

How does God define knowledge? ›

In Christianity, the word of knowledge is a spiritual gift listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8. It has been associated with the ability to teach the faith, but also with forms of revelation similar to prophecy. It is closely related to another spiritual gift, the word of wisdom.

What is knowledge and knowledge of God? ›

Knowledge of God as understood in the New Testament is highly reflective of Old Testament conceptions yet also expansive with reference to the centrality of Jesus. Both Testaments represent theological knowledge as based on divine self-revelation—a gift of the Spirit.

Who ever seeks knowledge? ›

Whoever seeks knowledge that should be sought for the sake of Allah Almighty, but only to gain some worldly benefit, he will never know the fragrance Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is asked for knowledge and he conceals it, Allah will clothe him with a bridle of fire on the Day of Resurrection.

What is the quote to seek knowledge? ›

Some seek knowledge that they may be known to have knowledge – and that is vanity. Some seek knowledge that they may give to others their knowledge – and that is charity.”

How did the Prophet learn the Quran? ›

How was the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad? The Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel appearing to him in a cave on Mount Hira. The angel spoke to Muhammad and Muhammad began reciting the words from God. 7.

What is the Quran first lesson? ›

The first lesson to be learned by all students is about the importance of the Holy Qur'an. The Qur'an is the Book of Allah subhaanahu wa ta'aalaa. Every word in the Qur'an has come from Allah. That is why we say that it is a Holy Book.

What are the key messages of the Quran? ›

The key themes of the early Quranic verses included the responsibility of man towards his creator; the resurrection of the dead, God's final judgment followed by vivid descriptions of the tortures in Hell and pleasures in Paradise; and the signs of God in all aspects of life.

What are the 3 main teachings of the Quran? ›

The three key beliefs taught by the Quran are the oneness of Allah, the guidance of Allah through prophets and the resurrection, the life after death. These beliefs determine the world view of its followers, they form the reality of human life.

What does the Quran teach about Christianity? ›

The Quran also makes it clear that the Christians will be nearest in love to those who follow the Quran and praises Christians for being humble and wise: And thou wilt find the nearest of them in affection to those who believe (to be) those who say: Lo! We are Christians.

What are the 3 parts of the Quran? ›

Bell argued that passages which mentioned Islam and Muslim or implied that Muhammad's followers were a distinct community were revealed later. He classified the Quran into three main periods: the early period, the Quranic period, and the book period.

What did Prophet said about knowledge? ›

Whoever seeks knowledge that should be sought for the sake of Allah Almighty, but only to gain some worldly benefit, he will never know the fragrance Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is asked for knowledge and he conceals it, Allah will clothe him with a bridle of fire on the Day of Resurrection.

What did Prophet Muhammad say about learning? ›

Whosoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, God will make easy for him a path to paradise. Education is not only the right, but the duty of every Muslim, male or female. The best gift from a father to his child is education and upbringing. Knowledge cannot be acquired with sloth.

What verses in the Quran talk about the importance of seeking knowledge? ›

Allah says, “say, 'Are those who know equal to those who do not know? ' Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding.” (Az-Zumar: 9). That is to say: in the sight of Allah the Almighty people of knowledge are not equal to those who are ignorant.

What did Imam Ali say about knowledge? ›

Remember, knowledge is better than wealth, because knowledge protects you, while you have to guard wealth. Wealth decreases if you spend it, but the more you make use of knowledge, the more it increases.

What is wisdom knowledge and understanding in Islam? ›

wisdom means Sunnah of the prophet that is his saying and actions. Similarly, wisdom can be. referred to understanding and comprehension of justice, eloquence in speech and constant. rightfulness in statement that leads to good behavior.

Who said knowledge for the sake of knowledge? ›

Some seek knowledge that they may give to others their knowledge – and that is charity.” Bernard of Clairveaux Saint Bernard of Clairveaux was a French […] “Some seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge – and that is curiosity. Some seek knowledge that they may be known to have knowledge – and that is vanity.

What did Muhammad teach us? ›

He enjoined people to mercy, justice, pa- tience and faith, and abhorred oppression towards people, animals and the environ- ment. Amongst his many sayings are: Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it, or bringing about its ruin.

How did Muhammad learn about the Quran? ›

How was the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad? The Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel appearing to him in a cave on Mount Hira. The angel spoke to Muhammad and Muhammad began reciting the words from God.

What is Muhammad's famous quote? ›

Whoever believes in one God and the hereafter, should speak what is good or remain silent.” The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: “Truly God instructs me to be humble and lowly and not proud, and no one should oppress others.”

Where did Muhammad get his knowledge? ›

While meditating in a cave on Mount Hira, Muhammad had a revelation. He came to believe that he was called on by God to be a prophet and teacher of a new faith, Islam, which means literally "submission." This new faith incorporated aspects of Judaism and Christianity.

What do we learn from Imam Ali? ›

Treat others with respect and forgive their slips and flaws, whether they were made intentionally or out of neglect. Create a positive environment for others. Stay away from negative people who only seek out the flaws of others.

What is inspiring Imam Ali quotes? ›

I've worshiped you because you deserve to be worshiped. Love is an illness which doesn't have good nor recompense. Justice is better than courage as if everyone is fair to others, then there will be no need for courage. The most complete gift of God is a life based on knowledge.


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