There are many stories about the story of why Ali bin Abi Talib was given the title as the gate of knowledge in Arabic Babul Ilmi or it could also be interpreted as the gate of knowledge.
The title that was obtained by Ali bin Abi Talib was not solely because of his intelligence but was taken from his understanding and sharpness of thought in understanding every science he could, both religious and scientific. There are many stories that make him the main role model among the companions of Rasulullah S.A.W. In addition to his courage that is often told is the story of his intelligence.
There are several stories that prove the sharpness of his understanding mindset. Like a story where about the problem of 3 good things that can be done. From the source of the book Nashaihul-'Ibad by Sheikh Nawawi Al Bantani, it is explained that Ibn Abbas RA was asked about the best day, month, and practice. Then, Ibn Abbas replied:
"The best day is Friday, while the best month is Ramadan and the best practice is to perform the obligatory prayers on time."
Three days after his death, news reached Ali ibn Abi Talib Ra about the question of Ibn Abbas' answer.
And Sayyidina Ali said, “If the scholars, hukama (wise man)', and fuqaha' from West to East were asked these three things, they would surely answer as Ibn Abbas answered. It's just that I would say that the best practices are those that are accepted by Allah SWT, while the best month according to Ali is the month in which you repent to Allah SWT with Nashua repentance. and for the best day is the day when you leave this world and return to Allah believing in Allah.”
From the story above without distinguishing the knowledge possessed by the friends. Here can be taken a form of understanding about the meaning of how deep Sayyidina Ali bin Abi Talib thought. Become a thought that teaches in a broader sense but is embedded in the main core as a creature created by God.
That is one of the many stories of his thoughts that are so deep and meaningful. His words that are often heard are the virtue of knowledge and wealth where knowledge is more important. One of them is "If science takes care of you. But the property, you must take care of it,"
How simple and easy to interpret is not it. Though its influence is so broad and makes us role models of thought in words that are used as advice.
With knowledge, we can bring wealth but wealth does not necessarily bring knowledge. The legacy of the issue of the importance of education from ancient times until now we as parents certainly make education the main thing for our children. Because there are so many problems with science in life.