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|Subject: Scholars –The Inheritors of the Prophets Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:58 am|| |
Scholars –The Inheritors of the Prophets.
Sharing an Ayah and Hadith showing the position of scholars in Islam.“Then We gave the Book as inheritance to such of Our servants whom We chose. Then of them are some who wrong themselves, and of them are some who follow a middle course, and of them are some who are, by Allah's leave, foremost in good deeds. That -- that is indeed a great grace.” (Surah Fatir 35: 32)
Imam Ahmad (Rahimaullah), recorded that Qays bin Kathir said, "One of the people of Al-Madinah came to Abu Ad-Darda', (Radhi Allahu Anhu) when he was in Damascus.
Abu Ad-Darda'(Radhi Allahu Anhu) said, `What brought you here, my brother'
He said, `A Hadith which I heard that you narrate from the Messenger of Allah.'
He said, `Have you come for trade' He said, `No.'
He said, `Have you come for any other reason' He said, `No.'
He said, `Have you come only to seek this Hadith' He said, `Yes.'
He, (Radhi Allahu Anhu) said, `I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) say:
“Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge, Allah will show him the way to Paradise. The angels lower their wings being pleased with the one who seeks knowledge. Whoever is in the heavens and on earth, even the fish in the sea, ask for forgiveness for the scholar. The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like that of the moon over all other heavenly bodies. The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, for the Prophets did not leave behind Dinars and Dirhams, but they left behind knowledge; and whoever receives it, receives an abundance of good fortune.'' (Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
O Allah, We seek refuge in You from a heart that is not humble, a soul that is not satisfied, knowledge that is of no benefit and a supplication that is not answered.