Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Messenger of Allāh, (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“The virtue of a scholar over a worshiper is like the virtue of a FULL MOON over the rest of the stars.” (1)
[The Worth of a Scholar]
Here are some beautiful words by al-Imām Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal [d. 241 AH]2, may Allāh have mercy on him, highlighting the value of the scholars:
All praise belongs to Allāh, He who has allowed people of knowledge to remain in times when there are no messengers. They invite those who have strayed back to guidance. They are patient with those who harm them. They bring back to life, with the Book of Allāh, the lifeless. And they give sight, with the light of Allāh, to the blind.