Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sit with the learned

Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that Luqman al-Hakim made his will and counselled his son, saying, "My son! Sit with the learned men and keep close to them. Allah gives life to the hearts with the light of wisdom as Allah gives life to the dead earth with the abundant rain of the sky." [Maliks Muwatta, Book 59, Number 59.1.1]

I read this hadith earlier today and jut thought I would share it with you. Subhanallah, look at the beautiful advice of Luqman (a.s) wherein he gives encouragement for us to keep the company of and remain close to learned people.

May Allah give me, and you the ability to act upon this hadith, and may He fill our hearts with life from the light of wisdom, especially so in the blessed month of Ramadan.
Ameen
Wasalam