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The Four Rivers of Knowledge

Translation of the Introduction to “Radiant Benefits of the Biographies of the Hanafis
(Fawaid Bahiyya fi Tarajim Hanafiyya) by Imam ‘Abdul Hayy Lucknowi,
may Allah sanctify his soul and surround him with His mercy.

The Four Rivers of Knowledge

Know that the essence of our prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is like the source of fountain springs from which rivers of knowledge flow. The first of those who channelled and set in motion this knowledge were the rightly guided Companions, in particular the caliphs. In knowledge, they are all like the stars; if you were to follow any one of them you will be guided. They are the true inheritors of the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, and his representatives in spreading the religion.


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The people of knowledge are the heirs of the Prophets and and they inherit knowledge. The one who takes knowledge is taking an ample share. And if someone travels a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make his path to the Garden

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