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Saddiqua Muhammad Black bint Elijah
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It is the noblest of people among mankind who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of knowledge. They are a select few who turn away from the temptations and pleasures of this world, and dedicate their lives to both learning and teaching.

The best life, therefore, is having just enough to live on and dedicating all of one's waking hours to knowledge -- to acquiring it, to applying it, and to teaching it.

Imam Sufyaan (rahimahullah) said:, "O my Lord, I must (if I am to pursue knowledge) have a means of livelihood, and I feel that knowledge will fade (if people do not dedicate themselves to both learning and spreading it."

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