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It is a great blessing from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) when a person is able to see and value the things of this world as they really are. That is when he or she will be able to utilise their learning to benefit their Akhirah (Hereafter).
Ilm is ‘beneficial knowledge’. This is the knowledge that brings us closer to our Creator and Sustainer. Many are the rewards for the seekers and teachers of ilm. This is because it is through beneficial knowledge, knowledge of the reality of this world and knowledge of the Hereafter, that we draw nearer to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), which in turn brings us closer to Al-Jannah.
“Moreover, whatever of anything you are given is (no more than) an enjoyment of worldly life and its decoration, and that which lies with Allah is much better and far more lasting. So do you not use reason?” [Surah al-Qasas: Ayat 60]
“But when there comes the Greatest Event – the Day when man will remember what he strove for and the Hellfire will be brought forth for [all] to see – then for him who had transgressed and preferred the life of this world, indeed Hellfire will be his shelter[Surah an-Nazi’at, 79: 34-39]
(transgressed meaning: ignoring Allah’s commandments and limits in Islam)
As Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to, we should ask Allah (subhana ‘ala) to show us the reality of things as they really are and that He guides us to Siraatal Mustaqeem – the Straight Path.