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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

327 - If sensible trustees of knowledge and wisdom totally disappear from human society

"I find some other person
* One of them is a slave of self and greedy for inordinate desires, which can easily drag him away from the path of religion,
* the other is an avaricious, grasping and acquisitive miser who will risk his life to grasp and hold wealth,
none of these two will be of any use to religion or man, both of them resemble beasts having appetite for food.
If sensible trustees of knowledge and wisdom totally disappear from human society then both knowledge and wisdom will suffer severely, may bring harm to humanity and may even die out."

Imam Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 147 (part) ]

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