Benefit: Knowledge Is Amānah
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Shaykh Ṣaliḥ ibn al-Fawzān, may Allāh preserve him, said:1
This knowledge is trust; (and certainly) not a property of yours that you amass and withhold from the people while they stand in need of it. So, it is your duty to convey it, to clarify it, and to call others to good. The Most High says: «(And remember) when Allāh took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muḥammad, may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace, and the religious knowledge) known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it.»2
(1) Al-Fawzān, Sharḥ al-Uṣūl al-Thalāthah.
(2) Sūrah Āli-ʿImrān (3):178.
Tags: Al-Fawzān, Advice