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Knowledge

What is the reality of


knowledge ?

Is it only limited to
learning, memorizing and
analyzing few words,
figures, sentences or
terminologies ?

Or does it also mean


transformation of human
behavior ?

Can a human being


become embodiment of
knowledge ?

Let us get the answer


from someone really
worthy of it

Imam Ali (as) used to


say:

!O seeker of knowledge
Knowledge has many
merits

Thus, its head is


humbleness

And its eye is


freedom from envy

And its ear is


understanding

And its tongue is


truthfulness

And its memory is


research

And its heart is


good intention

And its intellect is the


knowledge (gnosis) of
things and matters

And its hand is


compassion

And its foot is


visiting the learned

And its resolution is


integrity

And its wisdom is


piety

And its abode is


salvation

And its helmsman is


well-being

And its mount is


faithfulness

And its weapon is


softness of speech

And its sword is


satisfaction

And its bow is


tolerance

And its army is


discussion with the
learned

And its wealth are


refined manners

And its stock is


abstinence from sins

And its provision for


journey is
virtue

And its drinking water


is gentleness

And its guide is


divine guidance

And its companion is


the love of the elect
[AlKulayni, al-Kafi, kitab fadl al-ilm, bab alnawadir, hadith # 3]

Over 600 sayings of


Imam Ali (a) are
reported in history
books about
knowledge

Indeed Prophet (s) said:


I am the city of knowledge
and Ali is its gate

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