Ignorance - a spiritual malady P4
The danger of ignorance is such that one may be under the impression that he is right but in reality doing wrong, and as a result he loses in this world and the Aakhirah. Knowledge safeguards from doing things the wrong way, and equips us in doing things the correct way, starting from the very fundamentals of our Deen. There is no aspect of life or Deen which has not been covered in the laws of Shariah as detailed in the books of Islamic law. The importance of continuously being in the pursuit of knowledge can be drawn from the examples of the Great Ulama and Scholars of the past such as Sheikhul Hind (R), etc. One should have respect for and honour the Ulama, the minimum benefit of this being that Allah Ta’ala will make Ulama from amongst one’s progeny. The Aalim who is a proper jurist of Islam is more severe on shaytaan than a thousand worshippers as shaytaan will never succeed in misleading him, as seen in the incident regarding Sayyidina Abdul Qadir Jilani (R). Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) mentioned: To learn one Mas’ala of knowledge is superior to reading a hundred Rakaahs of Nafl Salaah, and to learn one chapter of knowledge is superior to a thousand Rakaahs of Nafl Salaah, showing the virtue and reward in acquiring knowledge. We should regularly make dua for an increase in knowledge and ask for beneficial knowledge; then with effort and the correct etiquette, Allah Ta’ala will imbue us with much knowledge.
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