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Knowledge and the Virtue of Teaching It

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "Someone who possesses knowledge on a subject but conceals it when he is asked will be bridled with reins of fire." (Therefore, if a person possesses information that would help a bewildered person and improve his situation but he remains silent, he has surely committed a great sin.)

Al -'Ithna-'Ashariyyah, p. 11

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The Quran is Allah's university; so, learn as much as you can in this university."

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 92, p.19

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "Verily, what will continue to reach a believer, after his death, from amongst his actions and good deeds are: the knowledge which he taught and spread, the righteous child whom he left behind, and the Holy script which he delivered as heritage (transcribed, and made available)."

Sunan-i-Ibn-Majeh, vol. 1, p. 88

Abul-Hassan-ir-Rida (as.), the eighth Imam, said: "May the Mercy of Allah be upon the servant who keeps alive our commandment." Then the person attending the Imam asked him [a] how their commandment could be kept alive and he [a] replied: "He (can) learn our sciences and teach them to people. In fact, if people knew (the merits and) the goodness of our statements, surely they would follow us."

Ma'ani-ul-Akhbar, p.180 & 'Uyun-il-Akhbar-ir-Rida, vol.1, p. 207