because seeking it for the sake of Allah is a worship.
And knowing it makes you more God-fearing;
and searching for it is jihad,
teaching it to those who do not know is charity,
reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh.
Through knowledge Allah will be known and worshipped.
With the knowledge Allah will elevate people and make them leaders and imams,
who will in turn guide other people."
[Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya vol.10, p.39]
"Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma`ruf (i.e., Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.'' (3:104)
Re: Seek Knowledge!!!
This is very similar to the statement of Mu'aadh ibn Jabal radhiallaahu anhu which Shaykh 'Umar Baazmool recorded in "Laying the Foundations for Seeking Knowledge"
for indeed learning it for the sake of Allah is awe (of Him),
seeking it is worship, studying it is glorification (of Allah),
researching it is Jihaad,
teaching it to those unaware of it is charity,
and giving it out to one's family builds ties.
It is a friend in prvacy,
a companion in solitude,
a guide in times of ease,
an aide in times of difficulty,
a counselor to the friends (of Allah),
a close-relative to the strangers,
and a lighthouse for the path to Paradise.
Allaah raises people by way of it,
thus making them noble leaders,
emulated chiefs in matters of good,
and guides to goodness whose footsteps are followed and whose deeds are highly regarded."
Akram bin Muhammad AbdulCader an-Najdee
Maktabat Ahlil Athaar
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