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Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » Learning During One's Youth
رسول الله (صلی الله علیه و آله):
مَن تَعَلَّمَ في شَبابِهِ كانَ بِمَنزِلَهِ الرَّسمِ في الحَجَرِ، و مَن تَعَلَّمَ و هُو كبيرٌ كانَ بمَنزِلَةِ الكِتابِ على وَجهِ الماءِ.
The Prophet Muhammad (S):
Learning something during one's youth is like engraving in stone, and learning something when one is old is like writing on the surface of water.
Source: al-Nawādir No۱۸ Biḥār al-Anwār Vol۱ P۲۲۲

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » The Etiquette of Asking Question
رسول الله (صلی الله علیه و آله):
حُسنُ السؤالِ نِصفُ العِلمِ.
The Prophet Muhammad (S):
Productive questioning is half of knowledge.

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » The Key to Knowledge
رسول الله (صلی الله علیه و آله):
العِلمُ خَزائنُ و مَفاتِيحُهُ السُّؤالُ، فَاسألُوا رَحِمَكُمُ اللّهُ فإنّهُ تُؤجَرُ أربَعةٌ: السائلُ، و المُتَكلِّمُ، و المُستَمِعُ، و المُحِبُّ لَهُم.
The Prophet Muhammad (S):
Knowledge is a treasury, the key to which is the question, so ask questions and Allah will have mercy on you for verily four people are rewarded [for that question]: the questioner, the speaker, the listener, and the one that admires them.
Source: Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl No41

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » There is a zakat for Everything
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
إنَّ لِكُلِّ شَي ءٍ زكاةً، و زكاهُ العِلمِ أن يُعَلِّمَهُ أهلَهُ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
Verily upon everything is its zakat, and the zakat of knowledge is to teach it to those who are worthy of it.
Source: Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl No364

Fundamental Beliefs » Human and Human » Soul and Body » The states of the spirit
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
إنّ لِلجِسمِ سِتَّةَ أحوالٍ: الصِّحّةُ، و المَرضُ، و المَوتُ، و الحَياةُ، و النَّومُ، و اليَقَظَةُ، و كذلكَ الرُّوحُ، فحياتُها عِلمُها، و مَوتُها جَهلُها، و مَرَضُها شَكُّها، و صِحَّتُها يَقِينُها، و نَومُها غَفلَتُها، و يَقَظَتُها حِفظُها.
Imam Ali (as):
The body experiences six different states: health, sickness, death, life, sleep and wakefulness, and so does the spirit. Its life is its knowledge and its death ignorance; its sickness is doubt whereas its health is certainty; its sleep is its negligence and its wakefulness is its consciousness.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol al-Towḥīd P

Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Friendship » Companionship
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
جالِسِ العُلَماءَ يَزدَدْ علمُكَ، وَ يَحسُنْ أدبُكَ، وَ تَزكُ نَفْسُكَ.
Imam Ali (as):
Sit with the scholars and your knowledge will increase, your manners will become excellent, and your soul will become pure.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No4786

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » The Various Types of Knowledge
رسول الله (صلی الله علیه و آله):
أعلَمُ النّاسِ مَن جَمَعَ عِلمَ النّاسِ إلى عِلمِهِ.
The Prophet Muhammad (S):
The most knowledgeable of people is he who adds other peoples knowledge to his own.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol al-Amālī P

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Learning » The Etiquette of Learning
رسول الله (صلی الله علیه و آله):
الخضرُ عليه السلام لِموسى عليه السلام: یا موسى، تَفَرَّغْ لِلعِلمِ إن كُنتَ تُريدُهُ، فإنَّ العِلمَ لِمَن تَفَرَّغَ.
The Prophet Muhammad (S):
al-Khidr (as) said to Prophet Moses (as), O Moses, devote yourself exclusively to knowledge if you want it, for verily knowledge is for the one who devotes himself exclusively to it.

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » The Virtue of Knowledge and Wisdom
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
إنَّ العِلمَ حَياةُ القُلوبِ، و نورُ الأبصارِ مِنَ العَمى، و قُوَّةُ الأبدانِ مِنَ الضَّعفِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Verily knowledge is the life of the hearts, the light of the eyes from blindness and the strength of the bodies against weakness.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol al-Amālī P Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol al-Khiṣāl P2

Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » The Virtue of Knowledge and Wisdom
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
كُلُّ وِعاءٍ يَضيقُ بِما جُعِلَ فيهِ إلّا وِعاءَ العِلمِ؛ فإنَّهُ يَتَّسِعُ بِهِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Every container becomes cramped by what is placed therein, except the container that holds knowledge, for verily it expands because of it.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha No205

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