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Sayings of Prophet Muhammad
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Education

The superiority of the learned
Kathir ibn Qais said: I was sitting with Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) in a mosque in Damascus when a man came and said, "O Abu Darda! In truth, I have come to you from Madina, the city of the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) for a tradition which I have heard you relate from the Prophet of Allah, and I have not come on any other account". Hadrat Abu Darda (may Allah be be pleased with him) said, "Verily, I heard the Prophet of Allah say: "He who treads the path of knowledge, Allah makes him tread a path that leads to Paradise, and the angels take him under the shelter of their wings. Everything in the heaven and on the earth and in the depths of the seas pray for benediction for the man of learning. Truly, the superiority of a learned man over a mere devotee is like that of the full moon over the stars. Indeed, the learned are the heirs of the Prophets. The Prophets leave no heritage of gold or silver, their heritage is nothing but knowledge. Whoever therefore receives this heritage, his portion is indeed great". (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Darimy)

Hadrat Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) related that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "One man of learning is harder on the devil than a thousand devotees". (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

Acquire knowledge from the cradle to the grave
Hadrat Abu Said Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "A believer is never satiated with gainful knowledge. He goes on acquiring it till his death and entry into Paradise". (Tirmidhi)

Knowledge and Good Deeds
Hadrat Ibn Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "Two people only may be envied: a man to whom Allah (The Glorified and the Exalted) has given property, empowering him to dispose of it on what is right; and a man to whom Allah (The Glorified and the Exalted) has given wisdom and who acts according to it and teaches it". (Bukhari and Muslim)

The merit of the teacher of the Qur'an
Sayyidina 'Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "The best among you is he who learns and teaches the Qur'an". (Bukhari)

Intelligent Questioning
Hadrat Ibn 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: "Moderation in expenditure is half of economy, friendship with good people is half of wisdom and intelligent questioning is half of knowledge". (Bayhaqi)

The learned will intercede
Sayyidina 'Uthman ibn 'Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "Three groups will make intercession on the Day of Resurrection: the Prophets, next the learned, next the martyrs". (Ibn Majah)

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