Ash-Shafi`i on the Excellence of Knowledge

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al-Imâm Shâfi`î –may Allaah have mercy on him- said:

“Seeking knowledge is better than the voluntary prayer.”

And he also said:

“After the obligatory matters there is nothing more excellent than seeking knowledge.”

And he also said:

“The one who desires the world; then upon him is knowledge, And the one who desires the hereafter; then upon him is knowledge!”

And he also said:

“The one who does not love knowledge; there is no goodness in him. Thus let not there be any connection between you and him, nor any companionship.”

Source: al-Majmoo’ of Imaam An-Nawawee


Taken and slightly edited from a recent email.

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