THE HOLY QURAN – PART 47
IMAM AL-HADI (A.S.) & THE HOLY QURAN- (SECTION 3)
PRAISE OF ISLAMIC SCHOLARS
There was a great Shia’h Scholar in the days of our 10th
Imam (as). Once a
(a person who curses the Ahlul-Bayt) had a debate with this scholar
and the scholar defeated him through Quranic verses and Prophetic
One day this scholar came into a gathering, which consisted mostly
of Alavids and people of Banu Hashim; and Imam al-Hadi (as) was also
present. In the centre of that gathering, Imam (as) was seated and
there was a huge pillow placed at that spot. As soon as the Imam
(as) saw this scholar, he (as) rose from his place and asked the
scholar to come forward until the Imam (as) made him sit next to him
and offered him the pillow to relax.
One old man from Banu Hashim did not like this, so he complained
saying, “O Son of the Prophet! How can you give preference to an
ordinary person over a Sayyid who belongs to the progeny of Abu
Talib and Abbas?”
When the Imam (as) heard this, he (as) was extremely furious with
the old man and started quoting verses from the Holy Quran to prove
the supremacy of a scholar over everyone else.
Imam (as) asked the people present there:
“Do you believe the commands of Allah in the Quran?”
They all said, “Yes!”
the Imam (as) said,
“Hasn’t Allah (SWT) said:
‘Allah will raise those who have faith and
those who have been given knowledge in rank…’?
(58:11) Then know that just as
Allah loves a Mumin over a non-Mumin, similarly, He loves a Mumin
with knowledge over a Mumin without knowledge. (Now tell me) Hasn’t
Allah (SWT) also said,
Muhammad): Can those who know and those who do not know be equal?
Verily only the men of understanding take the heed’.?
(39:9) Then why are you people
trying to stop me from giving preference to one who has been
preferred by Allah (SWT)?? This Scholar has utilized his knowledge,
which Allah (SWT) has blessed him and defeated our enemy with it.
This act is better than any family ties and relation in my eyes”.