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Saturday, September 29, 2007

No Wing


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem

Imam Shafi had said "Knowledge is not what is memorized,it is what benefits". Maybe it is time for us to reflect what we are doing. Are we gaining more knowledge or are we merely wanting recognition through our learning. Are we like donkeys carrying books? Why burden yourself with information that you are not using? It is said act upon what you have known first, then you search more. O you who are slaves of 'learning',why do you want more yet fail to act upon what you already know? Learning might be an admirable trait, but how often have we acted on what we already know? Then why ask for more? You like the papers to be proof that you are knowledgeable ? How foolish we have become. We need pieces of paper to put value on us.
Look how far we have become.

Have you not traveled the vast earth and took lessons from what you saw?
Certainly you are not burdened more than what you can carry.
La yukallifullah hu nafsan illa wuss aha

O Donkey,the more books you carry, sooner you are going to break your back.
A lot of "knowledge" today are like air,and our heads are balloons.The more we fill it the bigger our heads get. And later it might just float away,leaving our body. useless. or worse EXPLODE.Thus we become majnun, "crazies". Helium would have been MUCH worse!

O Allah fill not our heads with useless knowledge,however "useful" it might seem to us.
O Allah,we are blind, please bless us with sight.
O Allah, we are deaf, please bless us with hearing.
O Allah,we are dumb, please bless us with Your invocations on our tongues.
O Allah,we are non sense, please bless us with reason.

O Allah, make us nothing, so You can fill us with everything.


Subhanaka la ‘ilma lana 'illa ma ‘allamtana 'innaka 'anta l-‘aleemu l-hakeem.
No knowledge have we other than what You have taught us, verily You are the only Knower and The Wise.

No mind people. That is what we have become. Astaghfirullah.

-Peace be to you-

1 comment:

irving said...

And Peace be unto you, O wise darvish, and ameem to your prayer. Surely you speak the truth.

Ya Haqq!