Knowledge Looks After You

Peace, one and all…

Imam Ali (may God ennoble his countenance) said:

‘Knoweldge is better than wealth.  You have to look after wealth; knowledge looks after you’

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

11 thoughts on “Knowledge Looks After You

  1. As-Salaamu `Alaykum,

    Can you provide me the source of that saying of Imam Ali (KW)? I’d like to know, so I can reference the exact quote in Arabic.

    Imam Ali’s (KW) wisdom never ceases to amaze me.


  2. Assalamu alaikum Br abdur Rahman

    Thank you for quoting this beautiful word of wisdom. If you like to cite the Arabic version of it, as per “dawudwalid” request, here is it as it cited in many Islamic books I have access to;

    العلم خير من المال العلم يحرسك وانت تحرس المال

    Waminna Assalam


  3. Subanallah , knowledge really does , the ignorance makes the person do things that not even the enemy would do to him .

  4. Wa alaikum salaam Dawud,

    It is a deeply profound statement from Imam Ali (may God ennoble his countenance).

    As for the source, I took it from a Sufi anthology. Perhaps Katib can provide us with an Arabic source?

    Abdur Rahman

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