Acquiring knowledge without implementing it is like hoping to quench your thirst while standing in the rain. Seeking to understand … Continue Reading Wisdom with purpose
A little knowledge makes you arrogant,
A lot of knowledge makes you humble.
~ Cynically Jaded
the72sects: It might be a bit premature for a post like this given that Ramadaan is still a few months away, but this issue has been playing on my mind for a long time now. I was reminded about it … Continue Reading Sighting versus Calculating the New Moon
…the parable of the feeble-minded person who thinks that the light of the sun is the result of its rising, is like the parable of an ant which as it happened upon the surface of a sheet of paper, was endowed with reason and thereupon watched the movement in the process of writing, only to think that it was the work of the pen, but would not go beyond that to see the fingers, and behind the fingers the hand, and behind the hand the will which moves it, and behind the will a deliberate and an able scribe, and behind all, the Creator of the hand, and the ability, and the will. Most people do not look beyond the nearby and earthly causes and never arrive at the Cause of all causes.
Imam Al-Ghazzali (The Book of Knowledge)
Many years ago I relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town for a work contract. On my arrival in Cape Town, I found a place to stay in a predominantly non-Muslim neighbourhood since it was close to the office, and there … Continue Reading Simple Challenge of an Average Muslim
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words
The Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W)