Virtues of Knowledge

Abu Nu’aym reports some sayings of Mu`aadh bin Jabal about the excellence of knowledge, among which we find the following:

“Knowledge is a comforting friend in times of loneliness, it is the best companion during travels, and it is the inner friend who speaks to you in your privacy. Knowledge is the discerning proof of what is right and what is wrong, and it is the positive force that will help you surmount the trials of comfort, as well as those of hardships. Knowledge is your most powerful sword against your enemy, and finally, it is your most dignifying raiment in the company of your close companions. Through knowledge, Allah, blessed be His Name, raises some people in rank, and He makes them leaders in righteousness and models in morality. The vestige of their faith is avidly sought, their deeds are emulated perceptively, and people will seek and sanction their opinions solicitously and unequivocally. The heavenly angels seek their company and anoint them with their wings, every fresh or withered life they pass by implore Almighty Allah to forgive them their sins, even the fish in the oceans, the beasts of the lands and every bird of prey and migratory bird pray and solicit the mercy of Almighty Allah on their behalf. This is because knowledge revives the dead hearts and drives them out of darkness into light, and because knowledge is the light of the inner eyes that cures one’s blindness and restores his inner sight”
"Good deeds are not equal to the evil ones. Repel other's evil deeds with your good deeds. You will see that he with whom you had enmity, will become your close friend.
But none will attain this quality except those who patiently endure and none will attain this quality except those who are truly fortunate."

Chapter: 41, Verses 34-35, Al-Quran
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baili on January 25, 2010 at 9:36 AM said...

slam brother ,i agree that knowledge is one's best friend it is a light which help us find and look at grace of dear god every where,brother i found new looks of your blog very beautiful ,and i felt honored that you put my blog on you blog list ,have a blessed life

Ibn Hanif on January 25, 2010 at 10:26 AM said...

Nur Sakinah,
Sister Assalamu alaikum!
Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes of Muaadh Bin Jabbal (R.A).

Ibn Hanif on January 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM said...

wa alaikum salaam sister,
I agree with your comments regarding this post. Btw, it's Nur Sakinah's post. yes, I have changed the template of my "Life, Nature and Me" blog.
Your blog's theme perfectly matches with that blog, so It's my pleasure to add in my blog list.

Al`eh on January 25, 2010 at 8:14 PM said...

Wonderful post Ibn Hanif,
I completely agree that "Knowledge is a comforting friend.."
It is one of our creators great gifts to his children. There is so much knowledge to be gleaned I sometimes wonder if we can hold it all in.
Be blessed in your week!
Take care!

Ibn Hanif on January 29, 2010 at 9:02 PM said...

Wa Alaikum Salaam Sister,

Thank you much for sharing these ahadith and verses and also for responding to the comments of Robin regading New Testament.


Thank you for giving a quick response on my
B.C broadcast message.


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