Shafi’i on Knowledge: Learn sciences of the religion and world

Ibn Abi Hatim reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, knowledge is only two types: knowledge of the religion and knowledge of the world. The knowledge of religion is to achieve juristic understanding (fiqh) and the knowledge of the world is medicine. Do not settle in a land in which there is no scholar to inform you about your religion, nor a doctor to inform you about your body.”

Source: Ādāb al-Shāfi’ī wa Manāqibuh 1/244

عن  بن أبي حاتم عَنِ الشَّافِعِيِّ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ قَالَ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ عِلْمَانِ عِلْمُ الدِّينِ وَعِلْمُ الدُّنْيَا فَالْعِلْمُ الَّذِي لِلدِّينِ هُوَ الْفِقْهُ وَالْعِلْمُ الَّذِي لِلدُّنْيَا هُوَ الطِّبُّ لا تَسْكُنَنَّ بَلَدًا لا يَكُونُ فِيهِ عَالِمٌ يُفْتِيكَ عَنْ دِينِكَ وَلا طَبِيبٌ يُنْبِئُكَ عَنْ أَمْرِ بَدَنِكَ

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