Kumayl bin Ziyad Nakha’i says that once Imam Ali put his hand in his hand and took me to the grave-yard.
When he passed through it and left the city behind, he heaved a sigh and said:
“Kumayl, these hearts are containers of the secrets of knowledge and wisdom and the best container is the one which can hold the most and what it holds, it can preserve and protect in the best way.
Therefore, remember carefully what I am telling you. Remember that there are three kinds of people: one kind is of those learned people who are highly versed in the ethics of truth and philosophy of religion, second is the kind of those who are acquiring the above knowledge and the third is that class of people who are uneducated, they follow every pretender and accept every slogan, they have neither acquired any knowledge nor have they secured any support of firm and rational convictions.
Remember, Kumayl, knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. Wealth, it decreases if you keep on spending it, but the more you make use of knowledge the more knowledge increases. What you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears, but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you.“
Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: “Do you then worship besides Ilah (God), things that can neither profit you, nor harm you? Fie upon you, and upon that which you worship besides Ilah! Have you then no sense?”
They (the disbelivers) said: “Burn him and seek help your aliha (gods), if you will be doing.”
We (Allah) said: “O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibrahim (Abraham)!”
And they (the disbelievers) wanted to harm him, but We made them the worst losers.
And We rescued him and Lout (Lot) to the land which We have blessed for the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinns).
And We bestowed upon him Ishaque (Isaac), and (a grandson) Ya’qub (Jacob). Each one We made righteous.
And (remember) Lout (Lot), We gave him Hukman (right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) and (religious) knowledge, and We saved him from the town (folk) who practised Al-Khaba’ith (evil, wicked and filthy deeds, etc.). Verily, they were a people given to evil, and were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient, to Allah). And We admitted him to Our Mercy, truly, he was of the righteous.
And (remember) Nuh (Noah), when he cried (to Us) aforetime. We listened to his invocation and saved him and his family from great distress.
And (remember) Dawud (David) and Sulaiman (Solomon),when they gave judgement in the case of the field in which the sheep of certain people had pastured at night and We were witness to their judgement.
And We made Sulaiman (Solomon) to understand (the case), and to each of them We gave Hukman (right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) and knowledge.
And We subjected the mountains and the birds to glorify Our Praises along with Dawud (David), And it was We Who were the doers (of all these things).
And We taught him the making of metal coats of mail (for battles), to protect you in your fighting. Are you then grateful?
And (remember) Ayub (Job), when he cried to his Lord: “Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.” So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his family to him (that he had lost), and the like thereof along with them, as a mercy from Ourselves and a Reminder for all who worship Us.
And (remember) Isma’il (Ishmael), and Idris (Enoch) and Dhul-Kifl (Isaiah), all were from among As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). And We admitted them to Our Mercy. Verily, they were of the righteous.
And (remember) Dhan-Nun (Jonah), when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamites which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): La ilaha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.” So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers (the one who believe of oneness of God).
And (remember) Zakariya (Zachariah), when he cried to his Lord: “O My Lord! Leave me not single childless, though You are the Best of the inheritors.”
So We answered his call, and We bestowed upon him a son with a named Yahya (John), and cured his wife (to bear a child) for him.
Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us.
And (remember) she who guarded her chastity [Virgin Maryam (Mary)], We blew into her (shirt or garment) through Angel Jibrael (Gabriel), and We made her and her son [‘Iesa (Jesus)] a sign for the world.
Indeed this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me. But yet they have broken up and differed as regards their religion among themselves. (And) they all shall return to Us.
So whoever does righteous good deeds while he is a believer, his efforts will not be rejected. Verily! We record it in his book of deeds.— The Prophethoods. (the word “We” is Allah alone.)
Imam Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (as) was sitting when 10 learned men came to him and wanted to ask him. He said go ahead. The men said that they wanted that the imam would answer why knowledge is better than money/wealth, and to each one of the 10 he should give a different answer. Read what the Imam said:
“1. Knowledge is the heritage of the Prophets, wealth is the Pharaoh’s heritage. Prophets are better than the Pharaohs. Therefore, knowledge is better.
2. You have to protect your wealth, but your knowledge will protect you. Therefore, knowledge is better.
3. When knowledge is spread, it increases. When wealth is spread, it reduces. Therefore, knowledge is better.
4. A rich person has many enemies. A knowledgeable person has many friends. Therefore, knowledge is better.
5. A learned person because of his broader vision is more inclined to be generous while a wealthy person because of his love for money is more likely to be stingy. Therefore, knowledge is better.
6. Knowledge can not be stolen, but wealth can. Therefore, knowledge is better.
7. With the passage of time will the knowledge greater and better. Over time, rust money, loses in value or expire. Therefore, knowledge is better.
8. You can count your wealth as they are limited, but you can not count the knowledge that is endless. Therefore, knowledge is better.
9. Knowledge illuminates the mind, while wealth darkens your mind. Therefore, knowledge is better.
10. Knowledge is better than wealth for the knowledge inspired the humanity of the Prophet (saws) to say to Allah “We believe in you and we are your servants.” Wealth inspired pharaohs and the people of Namrood saying, “We are Gods.” Therefore, knowledge is better.”
♥ Seek, knowledge, love knowledge! ♥
This is an expression that Muslims use whenever the name of Allah is pronounced or written.
The meaning of this expression is: “Allah is pure of having partners and He is exalted from having a son.” Muslims believe that Allah is the only God, the Creator of the Universe. He does not have partners or children.
Sometimes Muslims use other expressions when the name of Allah is written or pronounced.
Some of which are: “‘Azza Wa Jall“: He is the Mighty and the Majestic; “Jalla Jalaluh“: He is the exalted Majestic.
“[Jesus said], “And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.” [19:36]
“Oh Allah! Make useful for me what you have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me. Oh Allah! I ask you for the understanding of the prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to you. Oh Allah! Make my tongue full of your remembrance and my heart with consciousness of you. Oh Allah! You do whatever you wish, and you are my availer and protector and best of aid.”
“O GOD, please bring me out of the darkness of illusions and honour me with the light of comprehension, O GOD open to us the doors of your mercy and propagate us the treasure of your knowledge by your mercy O the most merciful of the merciful ones.”
“When Allah wills good for a servant of His, He expedites his punishment in this life; and when He wills retribution for a servant of His, He holds his sins for Him to judge him by them on the Day of Resurrection.”
— The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)— [As narrated by Anas (radhiAllahu ‘anhul in At-Tirmidhi] (via pearlsofislam)