Imagine, after having departed this world, you are lying in your grave all alone. You are at the verge of being rigorously investigated for all the sins you committed in this life, wouldn’t you helplessly long for a saviour to appear?
In Islam, an immense level of importance has been given to the pursuit of knowledge. So much so, that the sharing of Islamic knowledge is rendered an endless source of protection and goodness. 
Knowledge is treasure
The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَتَعَلَّمُ الْعِلْمَ ثُمَّ لَا يُحَدِّثُ بِهِ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي يَكْنِزُ الْكَنْزَ فَلَا يُنْفِقُ مِنْهُ
“The parable of one who learns sacred knowledge and then doesn’t share it, is like one who stores up treasure and does not spend it.” 
When we think of treasure, what comes to mind?
Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and gold might have been some of the things that cropped up in your mind. A similitude between knowledge and treasure is made, giving knowledge an extremely lofty value.
The main difference between knowledge and treasure lies within the concept of sharing; after death, knowledge will be the saviour of the person who strove to share it with others. Whilst the aforementioned treasures fail to bring about any benefit to the person after death – even if he shared those treasures with others!
Preservation of knowledge
If you had acquired treasure, wouldn’t you strive to preserve it?
One of the ways to preserve knowledge is to share it with others. This makes that very knowledge more deep-rooted and effective.
All Muslims have been obligated to seek an Islamic education as early as possible, with the aim of being able to navigate themselves throughout their day-to-day lives, whilst firmly holding onto their religious values.
Can you imagine the amount of reward we could accumulate, in Ramadan, through helping people hold firm to their religion and being the triggering cause for their change?
- Share any Islamic knowledge you learn with family, friends, and peers;
- Utilise your social media for sharing Islamic knowledge with others, in pursuit of the ultimate reward.
As we start to hasten towards sharing valuable knowledge with others, let’s keep an eye out for Part 8 of the series.
In the next part, we will be exploring the benefits of offering a helping hand to others. Are you somebody who tries to tend to the needs of others? If so, the next article may be of interest to you!
 Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, 1631
 al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, 3,479