Nothing is equivalent to knowledge

Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal 241 AH said: العلم لا يعدله شيئ لمن صحت نيته “There is nothing equivalent to knowledge for the one who rectifies his intention.” So his students asked, “O Abu Abdillah, how can one rectify his intention? He responded, ينوي رفع الجهل عن نفسه و عن غيره “By intending to lift ignorance…

Knowledge is more important than food and drink

Imaam Abu Abdillah Ahmad ibn Hanbal 241 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said: الناس محتاجون إلى العلم قبل الخبز والماء لأن العلم يحتاج إليه الإنسان في كل ساعة والخبز والماء في اليوم مرة أو مرتين [الإمام أحمد بن حنبل]. “The people are in more need of knowledge than bread or water, because knowledge…