Abu Qulaabah said to a man, “If Allah presents you with knowledge, then present Allah with worship. And do not let your only concern be to narrate to the people.” Imam Ahmad compared knowledge to wealth; he said, “The path of knowledge is like the path of wealth; if the wealth increases, then the zakah upon it increases.” Meaning, the more knowledge you gain, the more “zakah” is due on that knowledge – worship.
One day a group of students of hadeeth set out early to see Imam Al Awzaa’ee, who then turned to them and recited,
كم من حريص جامع جاشع ٭ ليس بمنتفع و لا نافع
“How many dedicated (students of knowledge) there are,
seeking to gather it and desirous of obtaining it,
yet they do not gain benefit from it nor do they give benefit out to others.”
May Allah Ta’ala grant us beneficial knowledge and protect us from knowledge that does not benefit.
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O Allah indeed we ask You for beneficial knowledge, and a good Halal provision, and actions which are accepted.
O Allah benefit us with what You have taught us, and teach us that which will benefit us, and increase us in knowledge.