Acquiring knowledge is a divine pursuit, for it is through learning that we draw closer to the divine. Seeking knowledge is an act of worship, teaching it is an act of glorification, and debating it is a form of spiritual struggle. Educating one who lacks knowledge is a form of charity, and supporting those capable of learning is akin to giving to those in need. Knowledge stands as a guiding force during times of solitude and a companion on our life’s journey. It illuminates our path in times of darkness, aids us in poverty, and serves as our representative among friends and a bridge to strangers. Knowledge is our defense against adversaries and a path to fortune. By the grace of knowledge, Allah elevates some to high status. It is the lifeblood of the heart, eradicating ignorance and dispelling darkness. It empowers the body and sharpens vision, ultimately granting us an honorable place among good and noble individuals. Knowledge is our leader, and our actions follow its guidance. We are truly blessed by Allah Ta’ala.
Hazrat Muaz bin Jabal