Reward of Knowledge

From Abū Umāmah, from the Prophet (ṣallAllāhu ῾alayhiwasallam) who said:

“Whoever sets out to the mosque not intending anything except to learn something good or to teach it; he will have a similar reward of a hajj pilgrim who perfected his ḥajj”.

Ṣaḥīḥ al-Targhīb wa al-Tarhīb, vol. 1, p. 145, no. 86

Lessons Learnt:

  • Virtue of mosques over all other places in which knowledge is taught
  • Virtue of seeking knowledge
  • Virtue of teaching knowledge
  • Significance of a pure and correct intention unadulterated by disparate motives in relation to knowledge
  • The relative ease with which such a mighty reward can be attained
  • ‘Whoever’ is an absolute and non-discriminating word which indicates universal application irregardless of gender, social status, ability etc
  • A hajj pilgrim who completes a perfect hajj is guaranteed remission of all sins and a place in Paradise, accordingly, the reward of the two types of people mentioned in the hadith is of a similar nature
And Allaah knows best.

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