We ask Allah, most high, to grant us knowledge and faith – they are the greatest and highest of the gifts of the Most Merciful. Their people are the best of the best, their very core. They are the ones qualified for the high levels and lofty statuses.
Imam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahu Allah) said: “The best that the souls have acquired, and that the hearts have obtained, and that with which the slave has attained prestige in this world and the hereafter – is knowledge and faith. And for that, the Exalted has linked them in His saying:
‘Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe (have faith), and those of you who have been granted knowledge.’ [Al-Mujadilah:11]”