Allahumma Inni As aluka ilman Nafia is a important Dua. In this dua, such knowledge is sought which is beneficial. Knowledge is part of human nature.
Therefore, the struggle for knowledge is a must for the success of every human society. From day one man is engaged in his quest for knowledge.
This is what sets humans apart from other creatures. This is the knowledge by which Allah said to the angels: Do the literature of Adam, and then all fall down prostrate except Iblis.
It is obligatory in Islam to acquire all the knowledge that is beneficial for humanity. The Holy Prophet also prayed: O Allah! Give me such knowledge through which you can benefit me. And O Allah! I like to stay away from knowledge that is of no use to me.
He used to recite these prayers for the benefit of knowledge allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafia. We are briefly explaining this to you:
Allahumma Inni As aluka ilman Nafia Hadith
Umm Al-Mu’minin Syeda Umm Salma says that when Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) used to offer the Morning Prayer, he used to say: O Allah, give me beneficial knowledge, give me pure sustenance and accept the deed Another prayer allahumma inni as’aluka is as follows:
“O Allah! Benefit me from the knowledge which Thou hast given me, and grant me that knowledge which will benefit me, and increase my knowledge, and in every case all praise is due to Allah, I seek refuge in Allah”
See Related Dua: Allahumma inni as aluka al afiyah
Allahumma inni as’aluka Dua Meaning
Hazrat Abo Horaira says: Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian that the supplication of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)included:
“O Allah! I seek refuge in the knowledge which does not benefit, and from the prayer which is not heard, and from the heart which does not fear (Allah)”
Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said: Whoever embarks on the path from which he will acquire knowledge, then Allah Almighty will make this path the path to Paradise.
Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said: When a person goes to seek knowledge, he is following the path of Allaah.
Allahumma Inni As aluka ilman Nafia
We need to examine and examine our social attitudes and thinking based on the principles of acquiring knowledge. Whatever sciences are taught in our schools, madras’s, schools, colleges and universities, whether they be worldly or otherworldly, will they establish justice in the society on the basis of development and equality of all humanity?
It is important for us today to understand that. What is the main concern behind our education system? Does it promote a benevolent attitude towards total humanity on the basis of equality or does it promote the causes of pushing humanity towards decline, degradation and oppression?
Our society is in the grip of tyrannical system. In that case, we as a nation have to decide. That for the survival of humanity, they should constantly strive for the construction and formation of a righteous society by acquiring knowledge based on the highest consciousness and thoughts from the Qur’an.
The virtue of knowledge
Hazrat Zer bin Hubaish narrates: I attended the meeting of Hazrat Safwan bin Asal Al-Muradi. He said to me, “Why have you come?” I answered: I have come in search of knowledge.
He said: I heard Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) say: Whoever leaves his house with the intention of seeking knowledge, the angels are pleased with his action and lay it on him for him.
Hazrat Abu Al-Darda narrates that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said: On the Day of Judgment, the ink of the pen used by the scholars and martyrs blood will be weighed, then the ink of the pen of the scholars will weigh more than the blood of the martyrs.
Quotes of Scholars about knowledge
- Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas said: I humbly and humbly sought knowledge and when I was asked for knowledge I became honorable.
- Imam Hassan bin Ali used to tell his sons and nephews to learn knowledge. If you can’t remember it, write it down and keep it in your home.
- Hazrat Abdullah bin omar used to say: A person is not considered a scholar unless he stops envying those who are superior to him (in knowledge).He does not despise those below him and does not give up seeking wealth through knowledge.
- Imam Malik says: No one can get what he wants out of that knowledge unless he gives priority to it over all his needs.
- Imam Shafi’i states: Seeking knowledge only beautifies the poor person. Asked: And does it not adorn the rich man? He said: No.
- Imam Ibrahim Ajri narrates: He who sought knowledge with poverty and starvation He inherited understanding.
- Hazrat Yahya ibn Abi Katheer states: Knowledge is not obtained by seeking comfort.
- Imam Amir ibn Sharaheel Shaabi used to say: We saw people who taught only the wise worshipers whereas today people have become such that they have started giving knowledge to the foolish and non-worshipers.
- Sheikh Abu Al-Abbas Morsi said: Knowledge is that which is embedded in the heart like white in white thing and ink in black thing.
- Imam Abu Al-Hassan Shazli used to say: Knowledge does not benefit when there are four things: love of this world, forgetfulness of the hereafter, fear of scarcity and fear of (reproaching) people.
- Imam al-Shafi’i states: It is incumbent upon the one who acquires knowledge to work hard to increase his knowledge, and to endure every obstacle that comes his way, and to acquire knowledge, the intention of the Almighty. Keep it pure. And to seek help in this work, turn to the Almighty.
- Imam Shafi’i used to say: He who wanted to acquire knowledge with self-respect, did not succeed and he who wanted to acquire it through the service of scholars, he achieved the goal.