[1/9] al-Khisal: From his father (Ali b. al-Husayn b. Babawayh) from Ali from his father (Ibrahim b. Hashim) from Ibn Maymun from Ja’far b. Muhammad from his forefathers from Ali عليه السلام who said: the messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله said: the merit of knowledge is more beloved to Allāh than the merit of worship. The best of your religion is self-restraint (from sins).

[1/9] الخصال: عن أبيه، عن علي، عن أبيه، عن ابن ميمون، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن آبائه، عن علي عليه السلام قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: فضل العلم أحب إلى الله من فضل العبادة وأفضل دينكم الورع