People from the view of likeness are all together
There father is Adam and their mother is Eve
For indeed the mothers of men are vessels
Storages, and accounted are their fathers
For indeed to them their background is considered honorable
They boast of it, of a germ and water
If you come with boastfulness of your ancestry
Then indeed our ancestry is honored and high
And who is greater than the people of knowledge? For indeed,
They are upon guidance and they are guides!
And the value of a person is what has come of his goodness,
And the ignorant to the people of knowledge are enemies
So come to knowledge and do not seek other than it,
For men are dead but the people of knowledge are alive.
- The Victorious Lion of Allah the Commander of the Faithful our Master
- `Ali ibn Ai Talib