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Knowledge

Knowledge-العلم

1. Knowledge guides [one] to the truth.

1ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يَهْدي إلَى الحَقِّ.

2. Knowledge is the lamp of the intellect and the fountain of excellence.

2ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مِصْباحُ العَقْلِ، ويَنْبُوعُ الفَضْلِ.

3. Knowledge is the killer of ignorance and the earner of nobility.

3ـ اَلْعِلْمُ قاتِلُ الجَهْلِ، ومُكْسِبُ النُّبْلِ.

4. Knowledge without action is a plague.

4ـ اَلْعِلْمُ بِلاعَمَل وَبالٌ.

5. Knowledge is a great treasure that does not get exhausted.

5ـ اَلْعِلْمُ كَنْزٌ عَظيمٌ لايَفْنى.

6. Knowledge is one of the two lives.

6ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أحَدُ الحَياتَيْنِ.

7. Knowledge is the better of the two intimate companions.

7ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ الأنْيسَيْنِ.

8. Knowledge is the better of the two beauties.

8 ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ الجَمالَيْنِ.

9. Knowledge about Allah is the better of the two types of knowledge.

9ـ اَلْعِلْمُ باللّهِ أفْضَلُ العِلْمَينِ.

10. Knowledge is an honourable heritage and a universal blessing.

10ـ اَلْعِلْمُ وِراثَةٌ كَريمَةٌ، ونِعْمَةٌ عَمِيمَةٌ.

11. Knowledge saves [one] from being entangled in perplexity.

11ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يُنْجي مِنَ الاِرْتباكِ فِي الحِيْـرَةِ.

12. Knowledge is evidence of intellect, so the one who knows has intelligence.

12ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يَدُلُّ عَلَى العَقْلِ فَمَنْ عَلِمَ عَقَلَ.

13. Knowledge is the enlivener of the soul, the illuminator of the intellect and the annihilator of ignorance.

13ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مُحْيِي النَّفْسِ ومُنِيرُ العَقْلِ، ومُمِيتُ الجَهْلِ.

14. Knowledge is the fruit of wisdom and rightness is from its branches.

14ـ اَلْعِلْمُ ثَمَرَةُ الحِكْمَةِ والصَّوابُ مِنْ فُرُوعِها.

15. Knowledge is the greatest honour for the one who has no [honourable] past.

15ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ شَرَفِ مَنْ لاقَديْمَ لَهُ.

16. Knowledge is greater than can be encompassed [in its totality], so take the best from every [branch of] knowledge.

16ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أكْثَرُ مِنْ أنْ يُحاطَ بِهِ، فَخُذُوا مِنْ كُلِّ عِلْم أحْسَنَهُ.

17. Knowledge is a governor while wealth is governed.

17ـ اَلْعِلْمُ حاكِمٌ، وَالمالُ مَحْكُومٌ عَلَيْهِ.

18. Knowledge guides you towards that which Allah has commanded you to do and renunciation of worldly pleasures makes the path to it easier for you.

18ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يُرْشِدُكَ إلى ما أمَرَكَ اللّهُ بِهِ، والزُّهْدُ يُسَهِّلُ لَكَ الطَّريقَ إلَيْهِ.

19. Knowledge is better than wealth; knowledge guards you while you guard wealth.

19ـ اَلْعِلْمُخَيْرٌ مِنَ المالِ، اَلْعِلْمُ يَحْرُسُكَ وأنْتَ تَحْرُسُ المالَ.

20. Knowledge is linked to action, so one who knows, acts.

20ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مَقْرُونٌ بِالعَمَلِ فَمَنْ عَلِمَ عَمِلَ.

21. Knowledge calls out to action, so if it responds to it [then it stays] otherwise it departs.

21ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يَهْتِفُ بِالعَمَلِ فَإنْ أجابَهُ وإلاّ اِرْتَحَلَ.

22. Knowledge guides you and action takes you to the goal.

22ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يُرْشِدُكَ، والعَمَلُ يَبْلُغُ بِكَ الغايَةَ.

23. Knowledge is the first guide and cognizance is the final end.

23ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أوَّلُ دَلِيل، والمَعْرِفَةُ آخِرُ نِهايَة.

24. Knowledge is of two types: the intuitive and the learnt; the intuitive knowledge is of no benefit if there is no learnt knowledge [accompanying it].

24ـ اَلْعِلْمُ عِلْمانِ: مَطْبُوعٌ، ومَسْمُوعٌ، ولايَنْفَعُ المَطْبُوعُ، إذا لَمْ يَكُ مَسْمُوعٌ.

25. Know, then speak.

25ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أكْثَرُ مِنْ أنْ يُحاطَ بِهِ، فَخُذُوا مِنْ كُلِّ عِلْم أحْسَنَهُ.

26. Seek knowledge and you will increase in knowledge.

26ـ أُخْبُرْ تَقُلْ.

27. Acquire knowledge, for indeed if you are wealthy it will adorn you and if you are poor it will provide for you.

27ـ أُطْلُبِ العِلْمَ تَزْدَدْ عِلْماً.

28. Seek knowledge and you will be rightly guided.

28ـ اِقْتَتِنِ العِلْمَ فَإنَّكَ إنْ كُنْتَ غَنيّاً زانَكَ، وإنْ كُنْتَ فَقِيراً مانَكَ.

29. Acquire knowledge and it will earn you life.

29ـ أُطْلُبُوا العِلْمَ تَرْشَدُوا.

30. Draw water from the clear spring which has been cleansed of all impurity.1

30ـ اِكْتَسِبُوا العِلْمَ يَكْسِبْكُمُ الحَياةَ.

31. Seek knowledge and you will be known for it, act upon it and you will become from those who are worthy of [possessing] it.

31ـ اِمْتاحُوا (اِمْتَحوا) مِنْ صَفْوِ عَين قَدْرُوِّقَتْ مِنَ الكَدَرِ.

32. Indeed, the one who does not know should never be ashamed to learn, for the value of every person is [measured by] what he knows.

32ـ أُطْلُبُوا العِلْمَ تُعْرَفُوا بهِِ، واعْمَلُوا بِهِ تَـكُونُوا مِنْ أهْلِهِ.

33. Indeed, the one who is asked about that which he does not know should never consider it demeaning to say “I don’t know”.

33ـ ألا لايَسْتَحْيِيـَنَّ مَنْ لا يَعْلَمُ أنْ يَتَعَلَّمَ، فَإنَّ قيمَةَ كُلِّ امْرِء ما يَعْلَمُ.

34. The most useful knowledge is that which is acted upon.

34ـ ألا لايَسْتَقْبِحَنَّ مَنْ سُئِلَ عَمّا لايَعْلَمُ أنْ يَقُولَ لا أعْلَمُ.

35. The best knowledge is that which is accompanied by action.

35ـ أنْفَعُ العِلْمِ ماعُمِِلَ بِهِ.

36. The most honourable knowledge is that which is manifested in the organs and limbs.

36ـ أحْسَنُ العِلْمِ ما كانَ مَعَ العَمَلِ.

37. The lowliest knowledge is that which stops at the tongue [and is not acted upon].

37ـ أشْرَفُ العِلْمِ ما ظَهَرَ فِي الجَوارِحِ والأرْكانِ.

38. The most victorious of all people is he who overpowers his vain desire with his knowledge.

38ـ أوْضَعُ العِلْمِ ما وَقَفَ عَلَى اللِّسانِ.

39. The most important knowledge for you is that without which [your good] action is not accepted.

39ـ أغْلَبُ النّاسِ مَنْ غَلَبَ هَواهُ بِعِلْمِهِ.

40. The most obligatory knowledge for you [to acquire] is that which you are responsible for acting upon.

40ـ أوْلَى العِلْمِ بِكَ ما لا يُتَقَبَّلُ العَمَلُ إلاّ بِهِ.

41. The most necessary knowledge for you is that which guides you to rectitude of your religion and separates you from its corruption.2

41ـ أوْجَبُ العِلْمِ عَلَيْكَ ما أنْتَ مَسْؤُلٌ عَنِ العَمَلِ بِهِ.

42. The knowledge with the most praiseworthy end is that which increases your [good] actions in this world and draws you nearer [to the mercy of Allah] in the Hereafter.

42ـ ألْزَمُ العِلْمِ بِكَ ما دَلَّكَ عَلى صَلاحِ دينِكَ، وأبانَ لَكَ عَنْ فَسادِهِ.

43. Verily the best of knowledge is [that which leads to] tranquillity and forbearance.

43ـ أحْمَدُ العِلْمِ عاقِبَةً ما زادَ في عَمَلِكَ فِي العاجِلِ، وأزْلَفَكَ فِي الآجِلِ.

44. Indeed fire is not diminished by what is taken from it but is extinguished when it does not find firewood; similarly, knowledge is not depleted by being acquired but the miserliness of those who possess it is the cause of its absence.

44ـ إنَّ أفْضَلَ العِلْمِ السَّكينَةُ، والحِلْمُ.

45. Verily Allah, the Glorified, bestows wealth to the one whom He loves and the one whom He hates, but He does not grant knowledge except to the one whom He loves.

45ـ إنَّ النّارَ لايَنْقُصُها ما أُخِذَ مِنْهُ، ولكِنْ يُخْمِدُها أنْ لاتَجِدَ حَطَباً، وَكَذلِكَ العِلْمُ لايُفْنيهِ الاِقتِباسُ، لكِنْ بُخْلُ الحامِلِينَ لَهُ سَبَبُ عَدَمِهِ.

46. Verily knowledge guides, directs and saves while ignorance misguides, misdirects and destroys.

46ـ إنَّ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ يَمْنَحُ المالَ مَنْ يُحِبُّ ويُبْغِضُ ولايَمْنَحُ العِلْمَ إلاّ مَنْ أحَبَّ.

47. Knowledge rescues.

47ـ إنَّ العِلْمَ يَهْدي، ويُرْشِدُ، ويُنْجي، وإنَّ الجَهْلَ يُغْوي، ويُضِلُّ، ويُرْدي.

48. Knowledge is through understanding.

48ـ اَلعِلْمُ يُنْجِدُ.

49. Knowledge is a treasure.

49ـ اَلعِلْمُ بِالفَهْمِ.

50. Knowledge is honour, obedience is [a] refuge.

50ـ اَلْعِلْمُ كَنْزٌ.

51. Knowledge is a guide.

51ـ اَلْعِلْمُ عِزٌّ، اَلطّاعَةُ حِرْزٌ.

52. Knowledge saves you, ignorance destroys you.

52ـ اَلْعِلْمُ دَليلٌ.

53. Knowledge is loftiness, ignorance is misguidance.

53ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يُنْجيكَ، اَلجَهْلُ يُرْديكَ.

54. Knowledge is life, faith is salvation.

54ـ اَلْعِلْمُجَلالَةٌ، اَلجَهالَةُ ضَلالَةٌ.

55. Knowledge makes one lofty, ignorance misguides.

55ـ اَلْعِلْمُ حَياةٌ، اَلإيمانُ نَجاةٌ.

56. Knowledge is a refuge.

56ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مُجَلَّةٌ، اَلجَهْلُ مَضَلَّةٌ.

57. Knowledge is through action.

57ـ اَلْعِلْمُحِرْزٌ.

58. Knowledge is the annihilator of ignorance.

58ـ اَلْعِلْمُ بِالْعَمَلِ.

59. Knowledge is the adornment of distinction [and noble descent].

59ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مُميتُ الجَهْلِ.

60. Knowledge is the leader of forbearance.

60ـ اَلْعِلْمُ زَيْنُ الحَسَبِ.

61. Knowledge is the most excellent honour.

61ـ اَلْعِلْمُ قائِدُ الحِلْمِ.

62. Knowledge is the lamp of the intellect.

62ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ شَرَف.

63. Knowledge is the best guide.

63ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مِصْباحُ العَقْلِ.

64. Knowledge is the most sublime provision.

64ـ اَلْعِلْمُ خَيْرُ دَليل.

65. Knowledge is the greatest treasure.

65ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أجَلُّ بِضاعَة.

66. Knowledge is life and a cure [for the maladies of the heart].

66ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أعْظَمُ كَنْز.

67. Knowledge is a veil [that protects one] from adversities.

67ـ اَلْعِلْمُ حَياةٌ وشِفاءٌ.

68. Knowledge is the highest success.

68ـ اَلْعِلْمُ حِجابٌ مِنَ الاْفاتِ.

69. Knowledge is the best acquisition.

69ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أعْلى فَوْز.

70. Knowledge is the riding mount of forbearance.

70ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ قِنْيَة.

71. Knowledge is the root of every good.

71ـ اَلْعِلْمُ مَرْكَبُ الحِلْمِ.

72. Knowledge is the symbol of intellect.

72ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أصْلُ كُلِّ خَيْر.

73. Knowledge is the fecundation of cognizance.

73ـ اَلْعِلْمُ عُنْوانُ العَقلِ.

74. Knowledge aids [and strengthens] reflection.

74ـ اَلْعِلْمُ لِقاحُ المَعْرِفَةِ.

75. Knowledge is indeed a good guide.

75ـ اَلْعِلْمُ يُنْجِدُ الفِكْرَ.

76. Knowledge is the most excellent (or honourable) guidance.

76ـ اَلْعِلْمُ نِعْمَ دَليلٌ.

77. Sciences are the recreation of the men of erudition.

77ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أفْضَلُ (أشْرَفُ) هِدايَة.

78. Knowledge is the root of forbearance.

78ـ اَلْعُلُومُ نُزْهَةُ الأُ دَباءِ.

79. Knowledge is the killer of ignorance.

79ـ اَلْعِلْمُ أصْلُ الحِلْمِ.

80. Knowledge is the herald of comprehension.

80ـ اَلْعِلْمُ قاتِلُ الجَهْلِ.

81. Knowledge does not end.

81ـ اَلْعِلْمُ داعِى الفَهْمِ.

82. Knowledge is abundant but action is scarce.

82ـ اَلْعِلْمُلايَنْتَهي.

83. Knowledge is a great treasure that does not get exhausted.

83ـ اَلْعِلْمُ كَثيرٌ، والعَمَلُ قَليلٌ.

84. Knowledge is a [means of] right guidance for the one who acts upon it.

84ـ اَلْعِلْمُ كَنْزٌ عَظيمٌ لايُفْنى.

85. All of knowledge is a proof [against its possessor] except what is acted upon.

85ـ اَلْعِلْمُ رُشْدٌ لِمَنْ عَمِلَ بِهِ.

86. Knowledge is a beauty that does not remain concealed and a relation that does not abandon you (or that is not hidden).

86ـ اَلْعِلْمُ كُلُّهُ حُجَّةٌ إلاّ ما عُمِلَ بِهِ.

87. Knowledge is the adornment of the wealthy and the wealth of the poor.

87ـ اَلْعِلْمُ جَمالٌ لا يَخْفى ونَسيبٌ لايَجْفى (لايُخْفى).

88. Indeed the only thing that has made people disinclined to seeking knowledge is the frequency with which they observe that only a few people act upon what they know.

88ـ اَلْعِلْمُ زَيْنُ الأغْنِياءِ، وغِنَى الفُقَراءِ.

89. The bane of knowledge is to forsake acting upon it.

89ـ إنَّما زَهَّدَ النّاسُ في طَلَبِ العِلْمِ كَثْرَةُ ما يَرَوْنَ مِنْ قِلَّةِ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِما عَلِمَ.

90. When you hear knowledge then treat it seriously and do not taint it with jesting, thereby making the hearts spit it out.

90ـ آفَةُ العِلْمِ تَرْكُ العَمَلِ بِهِ.

91. When you want to benefit from knowledge then act upon it and increase in your contemplation about its meanings, [for through this] it will be retained by the hearts.

91ـ إذا سَمِعْتُمُ العِلْمَ فَألِطُّوا(فأكِظُّوا، فَأَنطَوُوا) عَلَيْهِ، فَلا تَشُوبُوهُ بِهَزْل، فَتَمُجُّهُ القُلُوبُ.

92. When the knowledge of a person increases, his etiquette improves and his awe for his Lord increases.

92ـ إذا رُمْتُمْ الاِنْتِفاعَ بِالْعِلْمِ فَاعْمَلُوا بِهِ، وأكْثِرُوا الفِكْرَ في مَعانيهِ، تَعِهِ القُلُوبُ.

93. Through knowledge, wisdom is recognized.

93ـ إذا زادَ عِلْمُ الرَّجُلِ زادَ أدَبُهُ، وتَضاعَفَتْ خَشْيَتُهُ لِرَبِّهِ.

94. Through knowledge, there is life.

94ـ بِالعِلْمِ تُعْرَفُ الحِكْمَةُ.

95. Through knowledge, the crooked is straightened.

95ـ بِالعِلْمِ تَـكُونُ الحَياةُ.

96. Sharing knowledge [with those who deserve] is the alms-tax of knowledge.

96ـ بِالعِلْمِ يَسْتَقيمُ المُعْوَجُ.

97. Through knowledge, the station of forbearance is attained.

97ـ بَذْلُ العِلْمِ زَكاةُ العِلْمِ.

98. The completeness of knowledge is [in] its application.

98ـ بِالعِلْمِ تُدْرَكُ دَرَجَةُ الحِلْمِ.

99. The completeness of knowledge is [in] acting according to it.

99ـ تَمامُ العِلْمِ اِسْتِعْمالُهُ.

100. The one who forsakes acting on [his] knowledge is not certain of getting reward for his action.

100ـ تَمامُ العِلْمِ العَمَلُ بِمُوجِبِهِ.

101. The fruit of knowledge is cognizance of Allah.

101ـ تارِكُ العَمَلِ بِالعِلْمِ غَيْرُ واثِق بِثَوابِ العَمَلِ.

102. The fruit of knowledge is worship.

102ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ مَعْرِفَةُ اللّهِ.

103. The fruit of knowledge is acting upon it.

103ـ ثَمَرةُ العِلْمِ العِبادَةُ.

104. The fruit of knowledge is working for [a blissful] life [in the Hereafter].

104ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ العَمَلُ بهِ.

105. The fruit of knowledge is sincerity of action.

105ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ العَمَلُ لِلْحَياةِ.

106. The wealth of knowledge saves and preserves.

106ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ إخْلاصُ العَمَلِ.

107. The beauty of knowledge is [in] its dissemination, its fruit is [in] acting upon it, and its preservation is [in] placing it with those who are worthy of it.

107ـ ثَرْوَةُ العِلْمِ تُنْجي وتَبْقى.

108. The best of knowledge is that which gives benefit.

108ـ جَمالُ العِلْمِ نَشْرُهُ، وثَمَرَتُهُ العَمَلُ بِهِ، وصِيانَـتُهُ وَضْعُهُ في أهْلِهِ.

109. The best of all knowledge is that which reforms you.

109ـ خَيْرُ العِلْمِ ما نَفَعَ.

110. The best knowledge is that which is accompanied by action.

110ـ خَيْـرُ العُلُومِ ما أصْلَحَكَ.

111. The best of knowledge is that by which you reform your right guidance, and the worst of it is that by which you corrupt your Hereafter.

111ـ خَيْـرُ العِلْمِ ما قَارَنَهُ العَمَلُ.

112. Take from every knowledge the best of it, for indeed the bee partakes from the most beautiful of every flower, so two precious substances are produced from it: in one of them is a cure for the people (i.e. honey), and the other is a means of illumination (i.e. wax).

112ـ خَيْرُ العِلْمِ ما أصْلَحْتَ بِهِ رَشادَكَ، وَشَـرُّهُ ما أفْسَدْتَ بِهِ مَعادَكَ.

113. The cornerstone of [all] merits is knowledge.

113ـ خُذُوا مِنْ كُلِّ عِلْم أحْسَنَهُ، فَإنَّ النَّحْلَ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ كُلِّ زَهْر أزْيَنَهُ، فَيَتَوَلَّدُ مِنْهُ جَوْهَرانِ نَفيسانِ: أحَدُهُما فيهِ شِفاءٌ لِلنّاسِ، والاْخَرُ يُسْتَضاءُ بِهِ.

114. Many a knowledge may lead to your misguidance.

114ـ رَأْسُ الفَضائِلِ العِلْمُ.

115. The alms-tax of knowledge is its dissemination.

115ـ رُبَّ عِلْم أدَّى إلى مَضَلَّتِكَ.

116. The alms-tax of knowledge is granting it to the one who deserves it and exerting the self to act upon it.

116ـ زَكاةُ العِلْمِ نَشْـرُهُ.

117. The adornment of knowledge is forbearance.

117ـ زَكاةُ العِلْمِ بَذْلُهُ لِمُسْتَحِقِّهِ، وإجْهادُ النَّفْسِ فيِ العَمَلِ بِهِ.

118. The cause of fear [of Allah] is knowledge.3

118ـ زَيْنُ العِلْمِ اَلحِلْمُ.

119. Ask about that which you must know and cannot be excused for being ignorant about.

119ـ سَبَبُ الخَشْيَةِ اَلْعِلْمُ.

120. The worst knowledge is that by which you corrupt your right guidance.

120ـ سَلْ عَمّا لابُدَّ لَكَ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ، وَلاتُعْذَرُ في جَهْلِهِ.

121. The worst knowledge is knowledge that is not action upon.

121ـ شَـرُّ العِلْمِ ما أفْسَدْتَ بِهِ رَشادَكَ.

122. There are two things the ends of which can never be reached: knowledge and intellect.

122ـ شَـرُّ العِلْمِ عِلْمٌ لايُعْمَلُ بِهِ.

123. The disgrace of knowledge is boasting.

123ـ شَيْئانِ لاتُبْلَغُ غايَتُهُما: اَلْعِلْمُ، والعَقْلُ.

124. You must acquire knowledge, for indeed it is an honourable heritage.

124ـ شَيْنُ العِلْمِ الصَّلَفُ.

125. The knowledge of a hypocrite is [only] on his tongue.

125ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالعِلْمِ فَإنَّهُ وَراثَةٌ كَريمَةٌ.

126. The knowledge of a believer is [manifested] in his action.

126ـ عِلْمُ المُنافِقِ في لِسانِهِ.

127. Knowledge without action is like trees without fruit.

127ـ عِلْمُ المُؤْمِنِ في عَمَلِهِ.

128. Knowledge without action is like a bow without a bowstring.

128ـ عِلْمٌ بِلا عَمَل كَشَجَر بِلا ثَمَر.

129. Knowledge that is not useful is like a medicine that does not cure.

129ـ عِلْمٌ بِلا عَمَل كَقَوْس بِلا وَتَر.

130. Knowledge that does not reform you is misguidance and wealth that does not benefit you is a curse.

130ـ عِلْمٌ لايَنْفَعُ كَدَواء لايَنْجَعُ.

131. Knowledge without action is a proof of Allah against His servant.

131ـ عِلْمٌ لايُصْلِحُكَ ضَلالٌ، وَمالٌ لايَنْفَعُكَ وَبالٌ.

132. The goal of knowledge is good action.

132ـ عِلْمٌ بِلا عَمَل حُجَّةٌ لِلّهِ عَلىَ العَبْدِ.

133. The utmost goal of knowledge is fear of [the displeasure of] Allah, the Glorified.

133ـ غايَةُ الْعِلْمِ حُسْنُ العَمَلِ.

134. The end goal of knowledge is tranquillity and forbearance.

134ـ غايَةُ الْعِلْمِ الخَوْفُ مِنَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

135. The excellence of knowledge is [in] acting upon it.

135ـ غايَةُ الْعِلْمِ السَّكينَةُ والحِلْمُ.

136. Saying ‘I don’t know’ is half of knowledge.

136ـ فَضيلَةُ الْعِلْمِ العَمَلُ بِهِ.

137. Little knowledge accompanied with action is better than a lot of it without action.

137ـ قَوْلُ لا أعْلَمُ نِصْفُ الْعِلْم.

138. Knowledge cuts off the excuse of those who offer [many] excuses.

138ـ قَلِيلُ الْعِلْمِ مَعَ العَمَلِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ كَثيرِهِ بِلا عَمَل.

139. All knowledge that is not supported by the intellect is misguidance.

139ـ قَطَعَ الْعِلْمُ عُذْرَ المُتَعَلِّلِينَ.

140. Everything diminishes when it is expended except knowledge.

140ـ كُلُّ عِلْم لايُؤَيِّدُهُ عَقْلٌ مَضَلَّةٌ.

141. Everything becomes precious when it becomes less (or scarce) except knowledge, for indeed it gains value when it abounds.

141ـ كُلُّ شَـيْء يَنْقُصُ عَلَى الاِنْفاقِ إلاّ الْعِلْمُ.

142. Every vessel becomes constricted by what is put in it except the vessel of knowledge, for verily it becomes wider.

142ـ كُلُّ شَـيْء يَعِزُّ حينَ يَنْزُرُ (يَنْدُرُ) إلاّ الْعِلْمَ فَإنَّهُ يَعِزُّ حينَ يَغْزُرُ.

143. Knowledge is sufficient as loftiness.

143ـ كُلُّ وِعاء يَضيقُ بِما جُعِلَ فيهِ إلاّ وِعاءَ الْعِلْمِ فَإنَّهُ يَتَّسِعُ.

144. Every time the knowledge of a person increases, his concern for his soul increases, and he exerts his efforts in training and reforming it.

144ـ كَفى بالْعِلْمِ رِفْعَةً.

145. Just as knowledge guides a person and saves him, similarly, ignorance misguides him and destroys him.

145ـ كُلَّمَـا ازْدادَ عِلْمُ الرَّجُلِ زادَتْ عِنايَتُهُ بِنَفْسهِ، وَبَذَلَ في رِياضَتِها وَصِلاحِها جُهْدَهُ.

146. The acquisition of knowledge is indifference towards worldly pleasures.

146ـ كَما أنَّ الْعِلْمَ يَهْدِي المَرْءَ ويُنْجيهِ، كَذلِكَ الجَهْلُ يُضِلُّهُ وَيُرْديهِ.

147. The perfection of knowledge is forbearance, and the perfection of forbearance is increased tolerance and suppression [of anger].

147ـ كَسْبُ الْعِلْمِ اَلزُّهْدُ فِي الدُّنيا.

148. The perfection of knowledge is action.

148ـ كَمالُ الْعِلْمِ الحِلْمُ، وكَمالُ الحِلْمِ كَثْرَةُ الاِحْتِمالِ وَالكَظْمِ.

149. For the seeker of knowledge, there is honour in this world and success in the Hereafter.

149ـ كَمالُ الْعِلْمِ العَمَلُ.

150. Knowledge will never bear fruit until it is accompanied by forbearance.

150ـ لِطالِبِ الْعِلْمِ عِزُّ الدُّنيا وفَوْزُ الآخِرَةِ.

151. None will attain knowledge except the one who lengthens his [period of] study.

151ـ لَنْ يُثْمِرَ الْعِلْمُ حَتّى يُقارِنَهُ الحِلْمُ.

152. The language of knowledge is truthfulness.

152ـ لَنْ يُحْرِزَ الْعِلْمَ إلاّ مَنْ يُطيلُ دَرْسَهُ.

153. The conception of knowledge is imagination and understanding.

153ـ لِسانُ الْعِلْمِ الصِّدْقُ.

154. One who seeks right guidance from knowledge, it guides him.

154ـ لِقاحُ الْعِلْمِ التَّصَوُّرُ والفَهْمُ.

155. One who is alone with knowledge does not feel frightened by [his] loneliness.

155ـ مَنِ اسْتَرْشَدَ الْعِلْمَ أرْشَدَهُ.

156. One who is not guided by knowledge is misguided by ignorance.

156ـ مَنْ خَلا بِالْعِلْمِ لَمْ تُوحِشْهُ خَلْوَةٌ.

157. One who acts with knowledge attains his goal and desire from the Hereafter.

157ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَهْدِهِ الْعِلْمُ أضَلَّهُ الجَهْلُ.

158. One who is fond of knowledge has [actually] done good to his soul.

158ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالْعِلْمِ بَلَغَ بُغْيَتَهُ مِنَ الآخِرَةِ ومُرادَهُ.

159. Whoever hides [his] knowledge, it is as if he is an ignorant person.

159ـ مَنْ كَلِفَ بِالْعِلْمِ فَقَدْ أحْسَنَ إلى نَفْسِهِ.

160. One who acts against his knowledge, his crime and sin become grave.

160ـ مَنْ كَتَمَ عِلْماً فَكَأنَّهُ جاهِلٌ.

161. One whose knowledge exceeds his intellect, it becomes a burden for him.

161ـ مَنْ خالَفَ عِلْمَهُ عَظُمَتْ جَريمَتُهُ وإثْمُهُ.

162. One who learns (or lacks) the depth of knowledge proceeds (or is repelled) from the ways of wisdom.

162ـ مَنْ زادَ عِلْمُهُ عَلى عَقْلِهِ كانَ وَبالاً عَلَيْهِ.

163. One who quenches his thirst from the drinking-fountain of knowledge, covers himself with the gown of forbearance.

163ـ مَنْ عَلِمَ (عَدِمَ) غَوْرَ الْعِلْمِ صَدَرَ (صُدَّ) عَنْ شَرايِعِ الحِكَمِ.

164. One who increases his study of knowledge [and discussion about what he has learnt] does not forget what he knows and benefits from it that which he does not know.

164ـ مَنِ ارْتَوى مِنْ مَشْرَبِ الْعِلْمِ، تَجَلْبَبَ جِلْبابَ الحِلْمِ.

165. One who increases his reflection about what he has learnt safeguards his knowledge and understands that which he would not have [otherwise] understood.

165ـ مَنْ أكْثَرَ مُدارَسَةَ العِلْمِ لَمْ يَنْسَ ما عَلِمَ، واسْتَفادَ ما لَمْيَعْلَمْ.

166. One who does not acquire wealth through knowledge, acquires grace by it.

166ـ مَنْ أكْثَرَ الفِكْرَ فيما تَعَلَّمَ أتْقَنَ عِلْمَهُ، وفَهِمَ ما لَمْ يَكُنْ يَفْهَمُ.

167. Whoever does not act upon his knowledge, it becomes a proof against him and a curse.

167ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَكْتَسِبْ بِالْعِلْمِ مالاً اِكْتَسَبَ بِهِ جَمالاً.

168. From the perfection of knowledge is acting upon what it dictates.

168ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْمَلْ بِالْعِلْمِ كانَ حُجَّةً عَلَيْهِ وَوَبالاً.

169. From the most honourable of knowledge is self-adornment with forbearance.

169ـ مِنْ كَمالِ الْعِلْمِ العَمَلُ بِما يَقْتَضيهِ.

170. He who enlivens knowledge does not die.

170ـ مِنْ أشْرَفِ الْعِلْمِ التَّحَلّي بِالحِلْمِ.

171. Nothing increases knowledge like acting upon it.

171ـ ما ماتَ مَنْ أحْيى عِلْماً.

172. Knowledge does not benefit the one who does not understand [it] and forbearance is not useful for the one who does not show clemency.

172ـ ما زَكَى الْعِلْمُ بِمِثْلِ العَمَلِ بِِهِ.

173. The basis of knowledge is its dissemination.

173ـ ما أفادَ الْعِلْمَ مَنْ لَمْ يَفْهَمْ، ولانَفَعَ الحِلْمَ مَنْ لَمْ يَحْلُمْ.

174. The basis of knowledge is acting upon it.

174ـ مِلاكُ الْعِلْمِ نَشْرُهُ.

175. Coming together to study knowledge is the delight of the scholars.

175ـ مِلاكُ الْعِلْمِ العَمَلُ بِهِ.

176. Gatherings of knowledge are a bounty.

176ـ مُدارَسَةُ الْعِلْمِ لَذَّةُ العُلَماءِ.

177. The adornments of a man are his knowledge and his forbearance.

177ـ مَجالِسُ الْعِلْمِ غَنِيمَةٌ.

178. How good a companion of forbearance knowledge is!

178ـ مُزَيِّنُ الرَّجُلِ عِلْمُهُ وحِلْمُهُ.

179. How good a companion of faith knowledge is!

179ـ نِعْمَ قَرينُ الحِلْمِ الْعِلْمُ.

180. How good a guide of faith knowledge is!

180ـ نِعْمَ قَرينُ الإيمانِ الْعِلْمُ.

181. Do not make enmity with that which you are ignorant of, for indeed most of knowledge is in that which you don’t know.

181ـ نِعْمَ دَليلُ الإيمانِ الْعِلْمُ.

182. There is no provision like knowledge.

182ـ لاتُعادُوا ما تَجْهَلُونَ، فَإنَّ أكْثَرَ الْعِلْمِ فيما لاتَعْرِفُونَ.

183. There is no honour like knowledge.

183ـ لاذُخْرَ كالْعِلْمِ.

184. There is no nightly conversation partner like knowledge.

184ـ لاشَرَفَ كَالْعِلْمِ.

185. There is no treasure more worthwhile than knowledge.

185ـ لاسَميرَ كَالْعِلْمِ.

186. There is no distinction more honourable than knowledge.

186ـ لاكَنْزَ أنْفَعُ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ.

187. There is no guide more successful than knowledge.

187ـ لاعِزِّ أشْرَفُ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ.

188. Knowledge is not acquired except from its masters.

188ـ لادَليلَ أنْجَحُ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ.

189. Knowledge does not benefit without [divinely granted] success.

189ـ لايُؤْخَذُ العِلْمُ إلاّ مِنْ أرْبابِهِ.

190. Knowledge is not attained with physical comfort.

190ـ لايَنْفَعُ عِلْمٌ بِغَيْرِ تَوْفيق.

191. Knowledge is not purified without piety.

191ـ لايُدْرَكُ الْعِلْمُ بِراحَةِ الجِسْمِ.

192. Nobody obtains knowledge except the one who lengthens his study.

192ـ لايَزْكُو الْعِلْمُ بِغَيْرِ وَرَع.

193. One who has no insight, has no knowledge.

193ـ لايُحْرِزُ الْعِلْمَ إلاّ مَنْ يُطيلُ دَرْسَهُ.

194. Nobody disparages knowledge and its possessors except the foolish, ignorant one.

194ـ لاعِلْمَ لِمَنْ لابَصيرَةَ لَهُ.

195. A little knowledge removes a lot of ignorance.

195ـ لايَسْتَخِفُّ بِالْعِلْمِ وأهْلِهِ إلاّ أحْمَقٌ جاهِلٌ.

196. People attain superiority through knowledge and intellect, not by wealth and lineage.

196ـ يَسيرُ الْعِلْمِ يَنْفي كَثيرَ الجَهْلِ.

197. Knowledge needs action.

197ـ يَتَفاضَلُ النّاسُ بِالعُلُومِ والعُقُولِ،لابِالأمْوالِ والأُصُولِ.

198. Knowledge needs forbearance.

198ـ يَحْتاجُ الْعِلْمُ إلَى العَمَلِ.

199. Knowledge needs suppression [of anger].

199ـ يَحْتاجُ العِلْمُ إلَى الحِلْمِ.

200. Obey knowledge and disobey ignorance, [for by doing this] you will be successful.

200ـ يَحْتاجُ الْعِلْمُ إلى الكَظْمِ.

201. Knowledge is the most honourable guidance.

201ـ أطِعِ الْعِلْمَ، وأعْصِ الجَهْلَ تُفْلِحْ.

202ـ الْعِلْمُ أشْرُ فَ هِدايَة.

  • 1. Meaning: take your knowledge from a pure source.
  • 2. Or: …and differentiates the right religion from the wrong [and corrupt] one.
  • 3. As seen in Q35:28