Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [Why Are The Scholars Beneficial to Everyone -Humankind, Animals etc]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
And indeed everyone [i.e. in the heavens and on earth], and even the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the scholar, because he benefits the people. Even the fish in the sea benefits from him; he clarifies [and distinguishes] between the halaal animals [that can be eaten] and [that which is] haraam, the manner to utilise a riding beast and how to deal with this animal [i.e. not to oppress or overburden it], and how to slaughter an animal properly [i.e. in conformity with the Sharee’aha]. So, love is placed in the souls of everyone – in the heavens and the earth – who is beloved to Allaah, so they seek forgiveness for the scholar.
You are a Miskeen [i.e. one in complete need of Allaah, weak, deficient etc] and Allaah [favoured] you with these hosts [i.e. the righteous inhabitants of the heavens and the earth] who supplicate for you and seek forgiveness for you, and the angels humble themselves to you. So, after knowing this, you should increase in humility, love of Allaah and eagerness for knowledge.
Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 253. Slightly paraphrased