Islamic Date

09 Shawwal

English Date

31 May

The Benefit of Conveying Religious Knowledge

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "God, His angels and all those in the Heavens and on Earth, even ants in their ant-hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct others in beneficial knowledge." [Tirmidhi]

The Sahabah, in their study groups, would tell their students regarding each and every ayah that they taught: "This ayah is better than the world and all that it contains." The most beneficial knowledge is that which saves one from an eternity of suffering and brings one to an eternity of joy. Thus, the knowledge of greatest value is revelation from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), for only that has the power to bring us to eternal joy in a world of perfection (Jannah). This knowledge is what we should be most concerned about conveying.

When we convey beneficial knowledge to others we cause all the angels and all other creatures in the heavens and on earth, including all the fish, birds, ants, etc, to send blessings on us. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told people to convey from him, even if it was only a single ayah that they knew.