Knowledge is a Light

Ahmad ibn Salih al~Misri narrated from ibn Wahb that Imam Malik {May Allah have mercy on their souls} said,

وَقَالَ أَحْمَد بْن صَالِح الْمِصْرِيّ عَنْ اِبْن وَهْب عَنْ مَالِك قَالَ إِنَّ الْعِلْم لَيْسَ بِكَثْرَةِ الرِّوَايَة وَإِنَّمَا الْعِلْم نُور يَجْعَلهُ اللَّه فِي الْقَلْب .

“ Knowledge does not consist in narrating much. Knowledge is but a light which Allah places in the heart.”

{ Related by Hafiz Ibn Rajab, Ibn al-Jawzi in his Sifat as-Safwah, Volume 2 pg. 197; Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Volume 3 pg. 555 in relation to Qur’an, 35:27 }


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