بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و الصلاة و السلام على أشرف المرسلين سيدنا محمد وعلى آله و صحبه و سلم تسليما كثيرا
 قال النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: مَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ
It was narrated that the Prophet SAW said: Whoever Allah wishes good for, he bestows upon him the understanding of the deen (religion).
Based upon this noble Hadith the blessed Prophet informs us of the bounty Allah bestows upon the one who has acquired sacred knowledge. This is because no one can truly worship Allah SWT properly without the adequate understanding of His glorious religion.
Allah SWT says in the Holy Quran
 ‏‏يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ
Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and raise those gifted with knowledge in rank.
This noble Ayah informs us the importance of knowledge and how it raises a person in status.
Allah also says in the Quran
 قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ۗ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
Say, Are those who know equal to those who do not know? Only the people who take heed are those who understand.
And so we begin our journey of understanding in this weekly Imams Corner,  that we may perhaps benefit ourselves and be of benefit to those amongst us.
It was narrated on behalf of Abu Hurairah RA that the Prophet SAW said:
If the son of Adam passes away his deeds will cease except from three:
An ongoing charity, knowledge that he learned and spread, and a righteous offspring who will pray for him.
This is the way of the believer wherever he goes he is of benefit to those around him, we ask Allah SWT to make us from them.
Ameen.