ALLAH’S CREATION IN THE HEAVENS, ON EARTH, AND IN THE SEA PRAY FOR EDUCATORS
عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ الْبَاهِلِيِّ قَالَ ذُكِرَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ رَجُلَانِ أَحَدُهُمَا عَابِدٌ وَالْآخَرُ عَالِمٌ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَضْلُ الْعَالِمِ عَلَى الْعَابِدِ كَفَضْلِي عَلَى أَدْنَاكُمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ وَأَهْلَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرَضِينَ حَتَّى النَّمْلَةَ فِي جُحْرِهَا وَحَتَّى الْحُوتَ لَيُصَلُّونَ عَلَى مُعَلِّمِ النَّاسِ الْخَيْرَ
Narrated Abu Umamah Al-Bahili:
Two men were mentioned before the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), one of them a worshiper, and the other a scholar. So, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, ‘The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like my superiority over the least of you.’ Then, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, ‘Indeed Allah, His Angels, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth – even the ant in its hole, even the fish – say Salat upon the one who teaches the people to do good.’
Narrated by Tirmidzi
Grade: Hasan (sound)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com
- The status of the scholar is higher than that of the worshipper.
- All of Creation in the heavens and on earth and even the fish in the sea pray for good unto educators who teach their knowledge and guide others to be better Muslims.
- Fudhail bin Iyadh said, ‘A knowledgeable person (alim) who acts upon his knowledge and teaches it to others will be called with great honour by the angels in the heavens.’
Let us be educators even by as simple an act as giving advice and through various platforms, including social media.
Categories: Hadith | Hadis