Loving Knowledge & its People

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah as-Salafi -Rahimahullaah- said:

فمن أحب العلم وأهله…

فقد أحب ما أحب الله…

‘Whoever loved knowledge and its people…… then he has loved that which Allaah loves…..’

[Miftaah Dar as-Saa’adah 1/435]

He also said:

فمحبة العلم من علامات السعادة،

وبغض العلم من علامات الشقاوة.

‘Loving knowledge is from the signs of delight and happiness.

Hating knowledge is from the signs of wretchedness and misery.’

[Miftaah Dar as-Saa’adah 1/435]

He also said:

حب العلم وطلبه : أصل كل طاعة،

وحب الدنيا والمال وطلبه أصل كل سيئة.

‘Loving knowledge and seeking it is the foundation of every obedience ~ Loving the Duniya, wealth and seeking after it is the foundation of every evil. ’

[Miftaah Dar as-Saa’adah 1/419]