8. The Loftiest Characteristic of the Religion

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1-9 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثني علي بن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن ميمون، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه، عن آبائه، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: فضل العلم أحب إلى الله عز وجل من فضل العبادة، وأفضل دينكم الورع


1-9 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim quoted on the authority of his father, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Maymun , on the authority of Ja’far ibn Muhammad, on the authority of his father, on the authority of his forefathers, on the authority of Ali (MGB) that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “God loves the loftiness of knowledge more than the loftiness of worshipping Him. Moreover, the loftiest characteristic in your religion is piety.”


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