29 September 2014

Knowledge transforms the student

Knowledge transforms the student

Al-Hasan Al-Basri - Allah have mercy on him - said:
When a man sought knowledge, it would not be long before it could be seen in his humbleness, his sight, upon his tongue and his hands, in his prayer, in his speech and in his disinterest (zuhd) in worldly allurements. And a man would acquire a portion of knowledge and put it into practice and it would be better for him than the world and all it contains - if he owned it he would give it in exchange for the hereafter.

Ref.: Ibn Al-Mubarak, Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqa`iq Vol.1 p.156.

It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basri [Allah have mercy on him] said:
Verily, Allah lets [a person] enjoy a blessing for as long as He wills.
But when He is no longer thanked for it, He turns it into a punishment.
Ibn Abi Al-Dunya, Kitab Al-Shukr article 17

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