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Who is superior an Alim or a MBA graduate.


If two people complete farze ain in Ilme deen and then one becomes an alim and other becomes a MBA graduate then who is superior and why.


Waalaykum al-Salam
Thank you fro your question.

There is no superiority in this regard. Because Allah (az) in the holy Qur’an (S.Hujurat:13) says :
“…..إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ…”

Meaning:”.. Indeed the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most Godwary among you…”

Hence, whoever is wary of Allah and is in control of his actions is certainly closer to Allah. It is possible to have an Alim who doesn’t act according to his knowledge, and the same may be true for the MBA graduate. what is more interesting though is that it is something that no one can ever know. Allah knows best. Therefore, instead of making such comparisons that may never give you a true conclusion or result, is best left to Allah, one should try and direct his energy into becoming a good slave to the Master- Allah (az).

Best wishes,