‘What brought you here, my brother?’
Strive to gain Islamic knowledge 🙂
It was narrated that Qays ibn Katheer said:
“A man came from Madeenah to Abu’l-Darda’ in Damascus and he said, ‘What brought you here, my brother?’
He said, ‘A hadeeth which I have heard that you narrate from the Messenger of Allaah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم).’
He said, ‘Have you come for any other reason?’
He said, ‘No.’
He said, ‘Have you come for trade?’
He said, ‘No. I have only come to seek this hadeeth.’
He said, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allaah ( (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) say, “Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.
The angels beat their wings in approval of the seeker of knowledge, and those who are in the heavens and on earth pray for forgiveness for the scholar, even the fish in the water.
The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the superiority of the moon over all other heavenly bodies.
The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, for the Prophets did not leave behind dinars or dirhams, rather they left behind knowledge, so whoever gains knowledge has gained great good fortune.’”
[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2606; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani)