Islam gives a lofty rank to knowledge. This is the knowledge of the Quraan and Sunnah. Also, it is the knowledge of what the companions and our righteous predecessors where upon (radhiallaahu ‘anhum). Their understandings, their practises, their piousness, their words, their fataawa, their advise, their explanations of the Quraan, and their explanations of the actions & the sayings of The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).
In this khutba Ustaadh Rayaan mentions various ahadith that show us the importance of gaining beneficial knowledge. How it keeps us upon clarity, upon the straight path and how it keeps us far away from the different paths.
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”
Reported by Mu’awiyah (radhiallaahu ‘anhu) – [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].