Sunday, April 4, 2010

How little we have learnt.

~~~~"Knowledge is like a fruit. When a fruit grows on a branch of a tree, its weight causes that branch to bend and bow. Similarly, when knowledge increases in a person, it causes him to become humble and not proud and boastful."~~~~ or at least it should.

(taken from Muhammad Xhemali )

"True Knowledge Humbles"
-Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

Recognition of ignorance is a prerequisite to seeking knowledge.

The knowledgeable person truly understands how little of it he has.
When Musa was with Khidr a sparrow came and sat over the edge of the boat and dipped its beak once in the sea. Al-Khidr said to Moses, 'My knowledge and your knowledge, compared to Allah's knowledge is like what this sparrow has taken out of the ocean.' (from a narration by Ubai bin Ka'b)

And we cannot even begin to compare our levels of knowledge to Musa (alayhisalaam) and Khidr.


Do you deceive yourself into thinking that you are Knowledgeable or that you understand that you do not know much?

All the knowledge that we have is a gift from 
Allah (swt). And if we thank him for it, by 
saying Alhamdulillah, perhaps He will 
increase us in it.

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ  وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ 

And remember when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks , I will give you more;  but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily My punishment is indeed severe." (14.7)

Usually we Forget to Thank Allah (Swt) for 
the knowledge He has given us. 
So make thanks now and Say 
Alhamdulillah so that Allah (swt) may give 
us more knowledge.

May Allah (Swt) increase us in knowledge. 

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