Back To School: 10 Narrations About Seeking Knowledge

With many of our children returning back to school this week, what better way to motivate them than sharing a few narrations from the Holy Prophet and his family, about the virtue of seeking knowledge! 

With many of our children returning back to school this week, what better way to motivate them than sharing a few narrations from the Holy Prophet and his family, about the virtue of seeking knowledge!

 

The Holy Prophet (S) said: “He who searches for knowledge is similar to a person who fasts during the day and keeps vigil at night and is busy worshipping. If a person acquires a branch of knowledge, it is better for him than possessing as much gold as the height of Abu Qubais Mount which he would distribute in the way of Allah.” ¹

 

Imam al-Baqir (‘a) said: “Try to learn knowledge because learning it is a good action and study is itself a worship.” ²

 

The Holy Prophet has said: “Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him a path to Paradise.” ³

 

The Holy Prophet has said: “When the human being dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.” ⁴

 

Imam Ali has said: “The most helpful thing in purifying the intellect is education.” ⁵

 

Imam Ali has said: “The one who does not know must never be too proud to learn.” ⁶

 

The Messenger of Allah said: “Who goes goes seeking knowledge, then he is in Allah’s cause until he returns.” ⁷

 

Imam Ali has said: “The one who seeks for knowledge is like a warrior in the cause of religion for the way of Allah.” ⁸

 

The Holy Prophet (S) said: “The good of this world and the world to come is with knowledge.” ⁹

 

The Holy Prophet has said: “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” ¹⁰

References

¹ Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol.1, p.184

² Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 78, p. 189

³ Sahih Muslim 2699

⁴ Sahih Muslim 1631

⁵ Ghurar al Hikam

⁶ Ghurar al Hikam

⁷ Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2647

⁸ Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 1, p. 179

⁹ Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol.1, p. 204

¹⁰ Sunan Ibn Mājah 224

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