Let us know about the importance of knowledge in Islam.
“All humans are dead, except those who know. And all those who know are asleep, except those who do good deeds. Those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere. And those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.”
Knowledge Of Sheikh Kaasim Muhyideen
Sheikh Kaasim Muhyideen died in 1376 A.H. He was among the Nobel scholars of the city of Najaf. He used to go to rich people to pledge money for the poor, and if they refused him in the morning, he again asks them in the afternoon. In this way, he used to collect money for needy and poor people.
Everyone was well aware that he did not use this money for himself; and took a simple diet of bread and milk due to his poverty. Once he became ill, doctors advised him to go abroad for treatment and sell his library to get money for his treatment.
Knowledge Of Muqaddas Ardabili
Muqaddas Ardabili was very great and Nobel scholar of his time. He was famous because of his great piety and good manners. However, during famines, He gave away all his food to the poor’s and left with very little food for himself.
However he often received expensive shawls with which turbans were worn. When he wore turbans and came across poor people, He removed his turban, cut his turban into two pieces, and gave it to the poor people. In this way, he repeated this act several times, and when he would come home, he would often be left with a mere piece of cloth. People narrate that it was for this reason that he wore very big turbans.
Knowledge Of Sheikh Jawaad Al Balaghi An-Najafi
Sheikh Jawaad Al Balaghi An-Najafi was an author of great power who discussed and debated with people of various faiths: the Jews, Christians, Marxists, and even atheists who believe that the world has come about through coincidence.
He lived in great poverty in a poor house. The bed of Sheikh Jawaad Al Balaghi An-Najafi was of palm leaves. He was too poor that he had no money when he wanted to publish his books; and he sold his house to publish his book. So, This shows how our scholars sacrificed their necessities just to spread the religion of Allah.