Advice of Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Ali al Murtuda KaramAllahu Wajhul Kareem to Kamil bin Ziyad Radi Allahu anhu


Mawla E Kaynat Hazrat Ali ‘Abdu-Rahman bin Jandab narrated that Kamil bin Ziyad told him: ” ‘Ali held my hand once, and he walked with me in the direction of the cemetery. When we reached the open desert, he soughed a deep breath before he said to me, ‘O Kamil son of Ziyad, hearts are like vessels, the best are exceptionally conscious and vast. Learn from what I am going to tell you. knowledge is better than wealth. Knowledge guards you but you are guarding wealth. Knowledge dispenses justice, while wealth seeks justice. Wealth decreases with expense while knowledge increase with expense. He said: A learned man is better than one who prays and fights in the way of Almighty Allah. When a learned man dies, such a calamity befalls on Islam which cannot be removed except by his successor.

‘Ali, (Allah bless his countenance), said in poem:

Glory is due to none other than to the learned.

Guided are they and proofs to the seekers of guidance.

Everybody is honoured proportionate to his knowledge, But the illiterate are disgraced, as enemies of the learned.

Acquire knowledge, you will be immortal. All men are dead, only the learned are alive.

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Excerpts from
Ihya E Uloom Ad Din Vol.1 by Imam Mohammed Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali(Radi Allahu Anhu)

Asl E Nasl E Safaa Wajhe Wasle Khuda
Baab E Fasle Wilayat Pe Laakho(n) Salaam

Murtuda Shere Haq Ashja-Ul Ashjae
Saaqi E Sheero Sharbat Pe Laakho(n) Salaam

~ AlaHadrat, Imam Ahmad Rida Khan عليه الرحمة

SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam wa ‘Ala Alihi wa Sahbihi Wa Baraka Wa karam

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