That was the reasoning about Us, which We gave to Abraham (to use) against his people: We raise whom We will, degree after degree: for thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge.
Yusuf Ali (Surat Al-'An`ām (The Cattle) Surah #06 of 114, Verse #83 of 165)
O ye who believe! When ye are told to make room in the assemblies, (spread out and) make room: (ample) room will Allah provide for you. And when ye are told to rise up, rise up Allah will rise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and who have been granted (mystic) Knowledge. And Allah is well-acquainted with all ye do.
Yusuf Ali (Surat Al-Mujādila (The Pleading Woman) #58 of 114, verse #11 of 22)