Who is the best?

Children’s Hadith

Who is the Best?

Muhammad Jawaid Attari Madani

The beloved and final prophet of Allah Almighty, our master Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:

اَكرِمُوْا الْعُلَمَاءَ

“Honour the ulema.”[1]

Dear children! The ulema are the scholars of Islam and very special! A scholar has many qualities, such as, knowledge, piety, and deep love for Allah Almighty. The scholars will intercede on the Day of Judgement too.

Whenever a scholar would visit Sayyidunā ʿAmr b. Qays رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه, he would sit on his knees, out of respect, and say, “Teach me the knowledge that Allah Almighty has granted to you.”[2]

Acting on the blessed hadith mentioned at the start, you should also respect the scholars. Treat them with respect and when they come, stand for them. Do not walk in front of them and if you are eating with a scholar, do not start eating before them. You will be rewarded and Allah Almighty will be pleased اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.

May Allah Almighty grant us the ability to respect the scholars of Islam and to avoid disrespecting them.

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ خاتَمِ النَّبِیّیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم

[1] Kanz al-‘Ummal, juzz 10, vol. 5, p. 65, hadith: 28,760

[2] Hilyat al-Awliya, vol. 5, p. 117




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