Divine Knowledge doesn’t go up again

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عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ اَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ اِنَّ الْعِلْمَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ مَعَ آدَمَ لَمْ يُرْفَعْ وَ مَا مَاتَ مِنَّا عَالِمٌ اِلَّا وَرَّثَ عِلْمَهُ اِنَّ الْاَرْضَ لَا تَبْقَى بِغَيْرِ عَالِمٍ

Al-Haarith Ibn al-Mughirah says, “I heard Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq a.s.) say, ‘Surely the knowledge which came down with (Prophet) Adam (peace be upon him) was not raised (back). No man of knowledge from us dies except that he gives his knowledge in inheritance. Surely, the earth cannot survive without a man of (divine) knowledge.”


True knowledge is the one which is revealed by Allah on His emissaries (peace be upon him). Whatever He reveals, He does not raise it back towards the heavens.


1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 23, p. 40, Chapter 1, H. 75

2.    Kamaal al-Deen, vol. 1, p. 224, Chapter 22, H. 19

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