“When a man dies, his wealth does not accompany him to the grave, but the knowledge accompanies him to the grave and always assists him until he enters Jannah.”
Worldly wealth decreases when it is spent but knowledge increases when it is imparted. The wealthy have to protect his wealth while knowledge protects the ‘Alim (Scholar).
Furthermore, Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala does not leave one a destitute if one gives preference to the seeking of knowledge over business and trade. Imam Ghazali (رحمة الله عليه) records in his Ihya al-‘Ulum:
مَن تَفَقَّهُ فيِ دِينِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ كَفَاهَ اللهُ تَعَالَى مَا اَهَمّه ُ وَ رَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبْ
One who develops understanding in Din, Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala protects him from depression and provides sustenance for him from places he cannot imagine of.” Fadl al-‘Ilm Wa al-‘Ulama, Imam Naqi ‘Ali Khan (رحمة الله عليه).
Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Mufti Qasim Zia initially completed the traditional Darse Nizami course moving onto the completion of Dawra Hadith (study of the Sihah Sittah). Following this he moved onto Takhassus fil Fiqh (specialisation) and also completed the Ifta course and began giving Fatawa under the supervision of Muftis. He is actively engaged in teaching Dars Nizami upto it's final level. Mufti Qasim also holds a Masters in Urdu from Sarghoda University, Pakistan. Click here to read more.
Ustadh Asid Shafait
Ustādh Asid Shafait is a young and active teacher of the Islamic Sciences. He is currently teaching at the Sunni College in Bradford where he teaches the Arabic Language, Arabic Grammar and Syntax, Jurisprudence and Seerah. Ustādh Asid initiated his pursuit of Islamic knowledge at an early age under several teachers and furthered his studies under the tutelage of Ustādh ul Ulamā Shaykh Naveed Jameel ash-Shāmi. He also has a background in Software Engineering.