Whoever wants the dunya and akhira, then upon him is to seek knowledge!

Abu ʿAbdillah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi’ee 204 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said,

  • قَالَ رحمه الله: مَنْ أَرَادَ الدُّنْيَا فَعَلَيْهِ بِالْعِلْمِ، وَمَنْ أَرَادَ الْآخِرَةَ فَعَلَيْهِ بِالْعِلْمِ،

Whoever wants (to attain) the worldly life then he has to gain knowledge, and whoever wants the hereafter then he has to gain knowledge,

  • مَا تُقَرِّبَ إلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى بِشَيْءٍ بَعْدَ الْفَرَائِضِ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ طَلَبِ الْعِلْمِ،

And there is nothing that will bring one closer to Allah , after preforming the obligatory actions, except seeking knowledge,

  • مَا أَفْلَحَ فِي الْعِلْمِ إلَّا مَنْ طَلَبَهُ بِالْقِلَّةِ،

No one became successful in (attaining) knowledge except that they sought it little (by little),

  • وَدِدْتُ أَنَّ كُلَّ عِلْمٍ أَعْلَمُهُ تَعَلَّمَهُ النَّاسُ أُؤْجَرُ عَلَيْهِ، وَلَا يَحْمَدُونَنِي.

And I would love to teach all of the knowledge I have to the people, being rewarded by it, and not being praised for it

-Nawaadirush Shaafi’ee

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