Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, رحمه الله, said:

‎‏‏ من تدبر هذه الآيات وفهم ما تضمنته من حقائق الدين، وقواعد الإيمان الخمس، والرد على كل مبطل، وما تضمنته من كمال نعم الله تعالى على هذا النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأمته، ومحبة الله سبحانه لهم، وتفضيله إياهم على من سواهم، فَلْيَهْنَهُ العلم

“Whoever was to ponder over these ayahs [i.e last three verses of Surah al-Baqarah] and understand what they entail of true meanings of the religion, and of the five principles of faith, and refutations upon every individual of falsehood, and what they comprise from the utmost favours of Allah upon this Prophet, sallahu alayhi wa salam, and His nation, and the love that Allah has for them, and His preference that He gave them over others, then let him congratulate himself for the [attainment] of knowledge…”

[Majmoo’ul Fataawa, fourteen volume]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr