Knowledge is but a Reminder

Allah Subhanahu WaTa’ala says in Surat Adh-Dhariyaat, وذكر فان الذكرى تنفع المؤمنين And remind, for verily reminder benefits the believers What many fail to take from this ayah is that Allah SWT does not command to “teach”, rather the majority of ayaat in the Qur’an revolve in reference to revelation and ‘ilm are of تذكير – reminding. […]

Qur’anic Reflection from Surat Ghafir

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الَّذِينَ يَحْمِلُونَ الْعَرْشَ وَمَنْ حَوْلَهُ يُسَبِّحُونَ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَيُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَّحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا فَاغْفِرْ لِلَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا سَبِيلَكَ وَقِهِمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ ﴿٧﴾ Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for […]

Knowledge is among the ‘Ashyaakh, knowledge is sought upon the knees!

يَظُنُّ الْغُمْرَ أَنَّ الْكُتْبَ تَهْدِي ** أَخَا فَهْمٍ لإدراكِ الْعُلُومِ وَمَا يَدْرِي الْجَهُولُ بأنَّ فِيْها ** غوامضَ حَيَّرَتْ عَقْل الْفَهِيْمِ إذا رمت العلوم بغير شيخٍ ** ضللت عن الصراط المستقيم وتلتبس الأمور عليك حتّى ** تصير أضلّ من توما الحكيم Translates to: The novice thinks that a book guides ** He connects as brothers quick-wit […]