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The Virtues of Knowledge and Ulama

Concealing the Knowledge of Deen

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من سئل عن علم فكتمه ألجم يوم القيامة بلجام من نار  رواه أبو داود والترمذي وحسنه وابن ماجه وابن حبان في صحيحه والبيهقي ورواه الحاكم بنحوه وقال صحيح على شرط الشيخين ولم يخرجاه وفي رواية لابن ماجه قال ما من رجل يحفظ علما فيكتمه إلا أتى يوم القيامة ملجوما بلجام من نار  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/163)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever is questioned regarding the knowledge of Deen and he conceals it, he will be bridled with a bridle of fire on the day of Qiyaamah.”

 

Invite Towards Good, Not Towards Evil

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من دعا إلى هدى كان له من الأجر مثل أجور من تبعه لا ينقص ذلك من أجورهم شيئا ومن دعا إلى ضلالة كان عليه من الإثم مثل آثام من اتبعه لا ينقص ذلك من آثامهم شيئا رواه مسلم وغيره وتقدم هو وغيره في باب البداءة بالخير (الترغيب والترهيب 1/162)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who invites towards (the path of) guidance (and others follow him), he will receive the reward similar to the reward of those who follow him without their reward decreasing in the least, and the one who invites towards (the path of) misguidance (and others follow him), he will receive the sin similar to the sin of those who follow him without their sin decreasing in the least.”

Showing Good to Others and Assisting those in Difficulty

وعن أنس رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال الدال على الخير كفاعله والله يحب إغاثة اللهفان رواه البزار من رواية زياد بن عبد الله النميري وقد وثق وله شواهد (الترغيب والترهيب 1/162)

Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who shows a person the way to acquire good, he will receive the reward (of the good) just as the one who carries out the good receives reward. And Allah Ta’ala loves the one who assists people who are in hardship and difficulty.”

Showing Others how to Acquire Good

عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه قال أتى رجل النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فسأله فقال ما عندي ما أعطيكه ولكن ائت فلانا فأتى الرجل فأعطاه فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من دل على خير فله مثل أجر فاعله أو عامله  رواه ابن حبان في صحيحه ورواه البزار مختصرا الدال على الخير كفاعله  ورواه الطبراني في الكبير والأوسط من حديث سهل بن سعد  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/161)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion a person came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and asked for something. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “I do not have anything to give you, however go to so and so person (and ask him to fulfil your need).” The man then went to the person he was sent to and that person fulfilled his need. (Later on when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was informed of the man’s need being fulfilled), Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who shows a person the way to acquire good, he will receive the reward (of the good) just as the one who carries out the good receives reward.”

Reward of Four Actions Continuing after One’s Demise

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنهما قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول أربعة تجري عليهم أجورهم بعد الموت رجل مات مرابطا في سبيل الله ورجل علم علما فأجره يجري عليه ما عمل به ورجل أجرى صدقة فأجرها له ما جرت ورجل ترك ولدا صالحا يدعو له رواه الإمام أحمد والبزار والطبراني في الكبير والأوسط وهو صحيح مفرقا من حديث غير واحد من الصحابة رضي الله عنهم  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/160)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There are four such actions that a servant carries out, the reward of which will continue to be written for him in his grave (even) after his demise; (1) the one who passed away while guarding the Islamic frontiers in the path of Allah Ta’ala (2) the one who had imparted some Deeni knowledge, thus its reward will continue for him as long as that knowledge is practiced upon (3) the one who had given sadaqah (sadaqah jaariyah e.g. he dug a borehole or a well etc.), thus its reward will continue for him as long as the benefit of the sadaqah continues (4) and the one who left behind a pious child who makes duaa for him after his demise.”