LESSONS / Compilations

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ وَ الصَّلاَةُ وَ السَّلاَمُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وَ صَحْبِهِ اَجْمَعِينَ

‘ILM - KNOWLEDGE – 2

 

(A passage by Said Nursî)

(A letter was written to a doctor who is filled with longing for the Risales of Nur and awakened through the studying of them. Although its connection to the third conclusion is few, but it also would be a passage among the passages of my brothers.)

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Welcome, O fortunate doctor, who was able to diagnose his own illness, my sincere and ‘azîz friend!  

The awakening of rûh that your passionate letter shows is worthy for saying “Barakallah”. You should know that the most precious among the creations is life, and the most valuable among the incumbent duties is service to life. And among the services to life, the most valuable is endeavouring the transient life’s being transformed into eternal life. All the value and importance of this life is of being the seed, origin and source of eternal life. Otherwise, it is a madness; focusing on this transitory life in a manner of poisoning and destroying eternal life, like preferring an instantaneous flash to an eternal sun.

In the point of view of haqiqah, those who are most sick are the corporeal, materialistic and ghâfil doctors. If they can take the medicines of îmân like a panacea from the sacred pharmacy of the Qur’an, they can heal both their own illness and the illness of humanity, Inshaallah. Like your awakening becomes an ointment for your wounds, it would also make you a cure to the illness of the doctors. And also you know that a ma’nawî consolation to a hopeless patient in despair is sometimes more beneficial than a thousand medicines. Whereas a doctor who is drowning in the swamp of nature, adds more darkness to that unfortunate sick person’s excruciating despair. Inshaallah, your awakening will make you a source of consolation for those who are unfortunate like them and makes you a doctor with nûr.

You know that life is short and the works needed to be done are much. If you too examine your head as I have done, you will find many unnecessary, useless, insignificant, dead matters like woodpile in your knowledge. Because I have done it, I found very insignificant matters in it. Thus it is necessary to search for the solution of making those scientific learnings and philosophical knowledge beneficial and with nûr and rûh. You too, ask an awakening from Janâb-i Haqq that turns your thoughts toward the account of Hakîm Zuljalâl, so that it will burn those woods and be illuminated and your unnecessary knowledge of science would be equivalent to precious Ilahî knowledge.

My intelligent friend! The heart would have been longing, man who will resemble Hulusi Bey in the point of view of feeling the need to the nûrs of îmân and mysteries of the Qur’an at the degree of longing, would advance forward from the people of science. And since, The Words can talk with your conscience. Take each Word as a letter for you from the proclaimer of the Qur’an and a prescription from the sacred pharmacy of the Qur’an…

Said Nursî

Barla Lahikası ( 66 - 67 )

 

“The fourth group are children. They want mercy from nationalist patriotism; they await compassion. Also, from the point of weakness, impotence and powerlessness, their rûh may expand through knowledge of a compassionate and powerful Khâliq and their dispositions may unfold happily. Instilled with tawakkul springing from îmân and with the submission (taslîm) of Islam which can withstand the terrifying fear and situation of the world in the future, those innocents may look eagerly to life. Could this be achieved by teaching them the lessons of the progress of civilization with which they have little connection, and the mere material philosophical principles without nûr which destroys their ma’nawî power and extinguishes their rûhs? If man consisted only of an animal body and he had no mind in his head, perhaps this European method which you call tarbiyyah of civilization and fancifully feign as national tarbiyyah which will temporarily amuse these innocent children could give some worldly benefit such as a childish toy. Since those innocents are going to be cast onto the upheavals of life, and since they are human beings, they will certainly have far-reaching desires in their small hearts and large goals will be born in their little heads. Since the haqiqah is thus, the compassion for them requires to place in their hearts an extremely powerful point of support and inexhaustible point of recourse in their infinite poverty and impotence through îmân in Allah and îmân in the âkhirah. Compassion and mercy to them are in this way. Otherwise, like a crazy mother slaughtering her child with a knife, it is slaughtering those wretched innocents in a ma’nawî manner through the drunkenness of nationalist patriotism. It is savage cruelty and dhulm, like pulling out his brain and heart and feeding him to nourish his body.” The Twenty-Ninth Letter/The Sixth Section/4th Wile of the Shaytan

 

“There is a riwâyât: "The Sufyan will be an eminent ‘âlim; he will fall into dhalâlah through ‘ilm. Numerous other ‘ulamâ will follow him."

Wa’l ‘ilm ‘indallah1 , an interpretation is this: although he has no means of sovereignty such as strength and power, tribes and peoples, courage and riches, like a king, he will win that position through his cleverness, science, and political acumen, and through his intelligence he will bewitch the minds of many other ‘ulamâ, making them dictate his wishes. He will attract numerous teachers to support him, and pointing out to them the way to an education system stripped of religious instruction, will work for its widespread enforcement.2 The Rays ( 105 )

 

“There is a riwâyât: "The despotic rulers of the âkhirzaman, especially the Dajjal, will have false Jannahs and Jahannams." الْعِلْمُ عِنْدَ اللّٰهِ , an interpretation is this: it is an indication that of the prison and high school which are situated opposite the government offices and are facing each other, one will become an ugly imitation of a houri and qilman3 , and the other became a dungeon and torture-chamber.” The Rays ( 104 )

 

“at the present time, since his thought is submerged in philosophy, his mind plunged in politics, and his heart is giddy at the life of this world, his disposition and abilities have grown distant from ijtihad. For sure, they have become distant from ijtihad of the Sharî'ah to the degree they have been occupied with modern sciences, and have remained backward in regard to it to the extent he has become learned in physical sciences.” The Words ( 497 )

 

“Sirs! It is easy to dispel dhalâlah and badnesses if they arise from ignorance, but it is extremely difficult to eliminate the dhalâlah which arises from science and ‘ilm. Since at the present time dhalâlah arises from science and ‘ilm, a work like the Risale-i Nur that is in every way perfect is needed to save those of the coming generations who fall into that trouble, so that they may resist it. Evidence that the Risale-i Nur has that value is that not one of my many fierce opponents and the philosophers who have recieved its blows has been able to refute or counter it; nor have three courts of law or the experts’ committee appointed by the central government been able to find in nine months a single matter in the hundred books of which the Risale-i Nur consists to indict us.” Emirdağ Addendum(37)

 

In the past, the fundamentals of îmân were protected, the submission was strong. On the secondary matters, even if the ma’rifat of ‘ârifs without proof, their expositions were acceptable and sufficient. But at this time, since the dhalâlah of science has stretched out its hand to the fundamentals and pillars, Al-Hakîm Ar-Rahîm Zuljalâl One Who bestows a remedy for every ill, mercifully bestowed a single ray from the comparisons of the Noble Qur'an, which are a most brilliant manifestation of its miraculousness, in these writings of mine which belong to the service of the Qur'an, in consequence of my impotence and weakness, want and need.” The Letters ( 443 )

 

“The greatest danger facing the people of Islam at this time is their hearts being corrupted and îmân harmed through the dhalâlah that arises from science and philosophy.” The Flashes ( 143 )

 

It is a necessity to purify the education system, which originated from Europe, from the view of al-ma’nâ al-ismî, as it is affected by the view of naturalism and materialism which are sorts of shirk.

“One channel of modern education, which flows in from outside, should consist of some of the people of the madrasa,4 so that it may be purified of rancour and hatred intent and afterthought. It is necessary to strain it with the filter of the Sharî'ah, for it came from another channel with its rottenness and turbidness, and this rotten water sometimes has an inverse effect on thoughts that arise from the swamp of idleness and breathe through the poison of despotism which are oppressed by the dhulm. It is referred to the keen endeavour of the people of the madrasa.” The Damascus Sermon ( 82 )

 

“I was aware of the wretched state of the tribes in the Eastern provinces. I understood that: Our worldly happiness will in one way be achieved through the new sciences of the civilisation. And the ‘ulamâ must be an unrottened pathway for those sciences, and the madrasas must be one of its sources. Just so the ‘ulamâ of religion can familiarise themselves with the sciences.” Biography ( 76 ) 

 

“Alas! What a shame! The people of this nation were longing and thirsty for the happiness that lied in the constitutional system which is based on the Sharî’ah together with the new learnings compliant with Islam as the basis of our social lives. Yet the nation’s demand was unfortunately hampered by those who were extremist in their views and mixed malice to the idea of the constitution and with the irreligious, negligent behaviour of those whose minds were enlightened.

Those who have placed this impediment should lift it. This is an appeal on behalf of the nation.” Biography ( 78 ) 

 

Bediuzzaman says; the deficiencies which are explained in the above parts caused being unsuccessful of the “Dar ül-funun”; the university of sciences that was opened during the last period of the Ottoman Empire.

“The ‘âlam of Islam's advance-post against the ‘âlam of kufr was the Dar ül-funun. But due to negligence and ghaflah, the reptilian foe of Nature

Opened up a breach behind the front; irreligion assaulted, the nation was well shaken. The advance-post should be a Jannah illuminated with the rûh of Islam.

It should be the firmest, and truly awakened, or it should not be that institution. It must not deceive Islam.” The Words ( 766 )

 

Bediuzzaman criticizes the way of expression of an ‘âlim’s book about geology, for it is affected by the common habitual way.

“Also, for example, some sentences which touch philosophy: such terms as “it formed a crust in the passage of time, then it turned into soil, then the plants appeared, and then the animals found existence” suggests philosophy in regard to Ilahî creation and the giving of the existence, which is not in keeping with the Risale-i Nur’s explanations of Ilahî arts and bringing into being.” Emirdağ Addendum(171) 

How should the language of science be?

The expressions and phrases of the Risale-i Nur, that are used in the point of view of Tawhîd about these scientific matters; clearly show us that what kind of expressions and phrases must be used in sciences without deviation from the way of Tawhîd. In this way, all sciences can be the source of ‘ilm. They will not be used for philosophy, the shirk of causes, the shirk of nature and the source of dhalâlah. For example:

“Yes, it is only fitting that the Qur'an should explain the three important duties of the rock strata, the foundation stone of the majestic travelling palace known as the earth, which are entrusted to it by Al-Fâtir Zuljalâl.

Their First Duty: Just as earth acts as a mother to plants and raises them through Rabbâni Qoudrah, so through Ilahî Qoudrah, the rocks act as a nurse to the earth and raise it.

Their Second Duty: They serve the orderly circulation of waters in the body of the earth, like the circulation of the blood.

Their Third Duty: This is to act as treasurer to the rising and continuous flow with the regular balance of the springs and rivers, sources and streams. Indeed, the evidences of wahdâniyyah which the rocks make flow with all their strength in mouthfuls in the form of the water of life, they write and sprinkle over the face of the earth.”The Words ( 256 - 257 )

 

“This âyah indicates that the earth was created before the samâwât, while the âyahوَ اْلاَرْضَ بَعْدَ ذلِكَ دَحَيهَا5 shows that the samâwât were created before the earth. Then the âyahكَانَتَا رَتْقًا فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا6 indicates that they were created together and then split apart as the same matter.

Understand secondly that the teachings (naqliyat) of the Sharî’ah suggest that Allah Taâ’lâ created firstly a substance, that is, matter, then He manifested [His power] on it and made a part of it steam and a part fluid. Then through his manifestation, the fluid part thickened and became froth. Out of this, He created the earth or the seven globes of the earths. Then a sky was formed for each of these earths out of the wafting atmosphere. Then He expanded the steamy matter and arranged the [seven] samâwât out of it, planting the stars in them. So the samâwât took form containing the nuclei of the stars.

According to the assumptions and theories of modern science, the solar system, together with the samâwât in which it floats, were a simple substance which was transformed into a sort of steam. Out of this, some fiery liquescent matter was formed, part of which cooled down and solidified. Then due to its motion, the liquescent matter threw off [into space] sparks and pieces which broke up. These became compressed and turned into the planets, one of which is our earth.

If you have understood this, you may correlate these two explanations, for it is possible that the âyahكَانَتَا رَتْقًا فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا7 indicates that the earth and the solar system were a sort of dough kneaded by the hand of qoudrah out of a simple substance; I mean athîr, which compared with beings is a fluid substance that passes through and among them. The âyahوَ كَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَىالْمَاءِ8 alludes to this matter, which resembles water.

After its creation, the athîr received As-Sâni’s first manifestation giving existence; that is, He created “al-athîr”, then He made it into the fundamental atoms (jawâhir farda), then some of these He made dense and out of them created the seven globes, of which our earth is inhabited. Then the earth solidified before all the rest, speedily forming a crust, and over a long period of time became the source of life while up to the present most of the samâwî bodies remained in a fiery fluid state. In so far as this was the case its creation and formation was before that of the samâwât. And since its uses and benefits and its being "spread out" - that is, arranged and set in order - were completed after the arrangement and ordering of the samâwât, the samâwât  were previous in this respect, although [the samâwât  and earth] were together at the beginning.” Signs of Miraculousness ( 254 )

 

As-Sâni’ Al-Hakîm has created the human body as though it was a well-arranged city. A number of the blood-vessels perform the duties of telephones and telegraphs, while others of them are like pipes from a fountain through which blood, which is the water of life, flows. As for blood, created within it are two sorts of corpuscles. One of them, known as red corpuscles, distributes nutrients to the cells of the body; it conveys sustenance to the cells according to an Ilahî law. (Like merchants and food officials.) The other sort is white corpuscles, which are fewer in number than the former. Their duty, like soldiers, is defence against enemies, such as illness. Whenever they undertake that defence, with their two revolutions like Mawlawi darwishes, they take on a swift and wonderful state. As for blood as a whole, it has two general duties; the first is to repair the damage done to the body. There are two sorts of blood-vessels, veins and arteries. One of these carry purified blood, they are the channels through which clean blood is conveyed. The others are the channels for the turbid blood which collects the waste-matter; these convey the blood to where breathing occurs; that is, the lungs.

As-Sâni’ Al-Hakîm created in the air two elements, nitrogen and oxygen. As for oxygen, when it comes into contact with the blood in breathing, it drawn to itself, like amber, the impure element, carbon, which is polluting the blood. The two combine and are transformed into matter called carbonic acid gas. Oxygen also maintains the body temperature, and purifies the blood. This is because, in the science of chemistry, As-Sâni’ Al-Hakîm bestowed on oxygen and carbon an intense relationship, which might be described as 'chemical passion', whereby, according to this Ilahî law, when those two elements come close to each other, they combine. It has been established by science that heat is produced by combining because it is a sort of combustion.

The hikmah in this is as follows: the motion of the particles of those two elements is different. On combining, the particles of one element unite with those of the other, each two particles thereafter moving like a single particle. The other motion is transformed into heat according to a law of As-Sâni’ Al-Hakîm. As a matter of a fact, 'motion produces heat' is an established principle.

Thus, as a consequence of this fact, by this chemical combination, as carbon is removed from the blood the body temperature of human beings is maintained and at the same time, the blood is purified. On inhaling, oxygen both cleanses the body's water of life and kindles the fire of life. On exhaling, it yields, in the mouth, the fruit of words, which are miracles of Ilahî Qoudrah. فَسُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَحَيَّرَ فِى صُنْعِهِ الْعُقُولُ9 .” The Words ( 622 )

 

Bediuzzaman has some advice and warnings about the result of the education which is sought by everyone.

“discontentment destroys endeavour and enthusiasm for work, and causes to complain instead of offering shukr, and casts laziness. Such a person abandons possessions which are licit, few and halal, {Consumers increase and producers decrease as a result of lack of frugality. Everyone fixes his eye on the government's door. Then industry, trade and agriculture, on which social life depends, decrease. And the nation declines and is impoverished} and seeks possessions which are illicit and free of toil. And he sacrifices his self-respect on that way and even his honour.” The Flashes ( 196 )

 

“Yes, ahl ad-dunyâ and especially the people of dhalâlah do not give away their money cheaply; they sell it at a high price. Sometimes something which may help a little towards a year of worldly life is the means of destroying infinite eternal life. And through that vile greed, the person draws Ilahî wrath on himself and tries to attract the pleasure of the people of dhalâlah.

Yes, my brothers! If those who toady to ahl ad-dunyâ and the munâfiq among the people of dhalâlah lay hold of you due to avarice which is a weak vein of human being, think of the above haqiqah and take this poor brother of yours as an example. I assure you with all my strength that contentment and frugality ensure your life and rizq more than does a salary. Especially any illicit money that is given to you, they will want a price a thousand times higher in return. It may also be an obstacle to service of the Qur'an, which may open for you an everlasting treasury, or it may make you slack in that service. And that would be such a loss and emptiness that even if they gave you a thousand salaries every month, they could not fill its place.” The Letters ( 490-491 )

 

First Question: Why is it that in this age, mothers who are self-sacrificing and carry an exalted compassion, are deprived from inheriting the assets of their children? Why has Qadar allowed this?

The answer given is this: Mothers in this age have, by way of inculcation, misspent their compassion’s whereby they impel their children by all their forces to this world and the schools, with the presumption that their children, must achieve fame, honour, rank, and official posts. Even if they are pious, they withdraw their children from the Quranic ‘ilms and bind them to the world. It is due to the mistake of this compassion that Qadar has sentenced them to this deprivation.” Kastamonu Addendum (290)

 

“A compassionate mother faces every sort of self-sacrifice for her child not to fall into danger in the life of this world and to receive benefit and advantage; she brings him up in this way. Saying “May my son be a Commander”, she gives all her property, takes him from the hâfidh school and sends him to Europe. But she does not think that her child's eternal life has fallen into danger and works on saving him from the prison of the world, and does not take into consideration him falling into the prison of Jahannam. As the complete opposite of fitrî compassion, she makes her innocent child a claimant in the âkhirah, while he should be a shafî’. That child will complain: "Why did you cause this destruction of mine without fortifying my îmân?" Since he did not receive Islamic tarbiyyah completely, in this world too, he cannot respond to the right of his mother's wondrous compassion in the way it deserves; in fact, he commits many wrongs.” The Twenty-Fourth Flash- A Conversation with women-1th Subtle Point

 

“According to the conditions of the time and by their fitrah, innocent children will be the foremost students of the Risale-i Nur. For if a child is not taught the questions of îmân thoroughly when small, in later years he can only assimilate the pillars of Islam and îmân in his rûh with the greatest difficulty. Quite simply, it is as difficult as a non-muslim accepting Islam, for it seems alien. It is even stranger for him if he observes that his parents are not religious and his mind is being tarbiyyah only with the secular sciences. The child is then contemptuous of his parents in this world and is a sort of tribulation for them, longing for them to die. And in the âkhirah, he will be plaintiff against them, rather than a shafî’, saying: “Why did not you save my îmân through Islamic tarbiyyah?”

In accordance to this haqiqah, the most fortunate children are those who enter the fold of the Risale-i Nur, and serving and honouring their parents with good works, have merits written in their parent’s records of good deeds and become shafî’ for them in the âkhirah according to their degree.” Emirdağ Addendum (56)

 

“Yes, through misusing the compassion of motherhood which bears true self-sacrifice with true ikhlas, and not thinking of her innocent child’s âkhirah, which is his treasury of diamonds, to turn that child’s innocent face towards the world, which is the temporary, transient glasses, and to show compassion to him in that way, it is to misuse that compassion.” The Twenty-Fourth Flash- A Conversation with women-1th Subtle Point

 

“Just as varying goods in the market are sought after according to the season; they are in demand one after the other, so in the exhibition of al-‘âlam and market of human society and civilization, every century different goods are sought after and are in demand; they are displayed in the market, demand attracts them, gazes are turned on them, minds are drawn by them. Like at the present time the goods of politics and securing the life of this world and the demand of philosophy are sought after, for example. And at the time of the Salaf as-Sâlihîn and in the market of that age, deducing from the Word of Al-Khâliq of the samâwât and the Earth His wishes and what He wants of us were the most sought-after goods, and obtaining the means to gain through the nûr of nubuwwah and the Qur'an, eternal happiness in the world of the âkhirah, which had been revealed to such a degree it could not be concealed….

...At this time, however, due to the domination of European civilization and the supremacy of natural philosophy and the preponderance of the conditions of worldly life10 , minds and hearts have become scattered, and endeavour and ‘inâyah divided. Minds have become strangers to ma’nawî matters.” The Words ( 496 )

 

اَللّٰهُمَّ نَوِّرْ قُلُوبَنَا بِنُورِ اْلاِيمَانِ وَ الْقُرْآنِ اَللّٰهُمَّ اَغْنِنَا بِاْلاِفْتِقَارِ اِلَيْكَ وَ لاَ تَفْقُرْنَا بِاْلاِسْتِغْنَاءِ عَنْكَ تَبَرَّاْنَا اِلَيْكَ مِنْ حَوْلِنَا وَ قُوَّتِنَا وَ الْتَجَئْنَا اِلَى حَوْلِكَ وَ قُوَّتِكَ فَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ عَلَيْكَ وَ لاَتَكِلْنَا اِلَى اَنْفُسِنَا وَاحْفَظْنَا بِحِفْظِكَ وَارْحَمْنَا وَ ارْحَمِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ نَبِيِّكَ وَ صَفِيِّكَ وَ خَلِيلِكَ وَ جَمَالِ مُلْكِكَ وَ مَلِيكِ صُنْعِكَ وَ عَيْنِ عِنَايَتِكَ وَ شَمْسِ هِدَايَتِكَ وَ لِسَانِ حُجَّتِكَ وَ مِثَالِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَ نُورِ خَلْقِكَ وَ شَرَفِ مَوْجُودَاتِكَ وَ سِرَاجِ وَحْدَتِكَ فِى كَثْرَةِ مَخْلُوقَاتِكَ وَ كَاشِفِ طِلْسِمِ كَائِنَاتِكَ وَ دَلاَّلِ سَلْطَنَةِ رُبُوبِيَّتِكَ وَ مُبَلِّغِ مَرْضِيَّاتِكَ وَ مُعَرِّفِ كُنُوزِ اَسْمَائِكَ وَ مُعَلِّمِ عِبَادِكَ وَ تَرْجُمَانِ آيَاتِكَ وَمِرْآتِ جَمَالِ رُبُوبِيَّتِكَ وَ مَدَارِ شُهُودِكَ وَ اِشْهَادِكَ وَ حَبِيبِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ الَّذِى اَرْسَلْتَهُ رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وَ صَحْبِهِ اَجْمَعِينَ وَ عَلَى اِخْوَانِهِ مِنَ النَّبِيِّنَ وَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ وَ عَلَى مَلٰئِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ عَلَى عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ آمِين

 

1 (The ‘ilm is with Allah)

2 Throughout those years, terrible revolutions and destructions were being carried out against Islam, the Qur’an, and the life of the heroic nation, who as testified by it thousand-year glittering history, has held the highest of exalted positions as the flag bearer of the Qur’an. A deliberate attempt was made targeting future generations and students for them to forget their shining history of a thousand years engaged in the jihâd of religion by the most renown army of the world, and their esteemed ancestors buried in the history. By cutting off all their ties with history, the grounds were being prepared for an atheistic regime by deceptively using certain deceptive and apparently glamorised words.

The attempt by the covert communists, freemasons and atheists was to indoctrinate through a wide-scale shift in teaching and education, the dark principles from the swamps of irreligious philosophy, and the ideologies of “uncivilised” intellectuals and philosophers in place of the highest-level principles in material-ma’nawî development and civilisation already present in the haqiqahs of Islam.” Biography ( 162 )

“Yes, during that extreme time when irreligiousness was reigning, the people of religion were made to appear humiliated. In fact, the idea was to destroy the Qur'an completely and to destroy the aqîdah as it happened in Russia. But when it was put forward that this would bear the risk of a backlash by the nation of Islam, they gave up the idea and instead took the following decision: "With the new methods of education implemented in schools, we will indoctrinate the youths raised in them and they will do away with the Qur’an themselves. We will thus be cutting all ties this nation has with Islam." The originators of all of these horrifying plans of fitnah were the leaders and members of foreign irreligious currents who are the adversaries and enemies of the current progress in religion” Biography ( 167 )

3 (Youth of Jannah)

4 (note from the compilers: The madrasa which has not been affected by the modern education system)

5 (And after that, the earth: wide has He spread its expanse)

6 (The samâwât and the earth were [once] one single entity, which We then parted asunder)

7 (Samâwât and the earth were [once] one single entity, which We then parted asunder)

8 (And ‘arsh of His [almightiness] has rested upon water)

9 (GLORY BE UNTO HIM AT WHOSE ART THE MIND IS BEWILDERED)

10 “The tyranny arising from the freedom of fancies (of the nafs) has made non-essential needs as essential ones (dharûrah). As a Bedouin, a person would be in need of four things. Now civilisation has cast him into poverty by making him in need of a hundred things. Since the (earnings from the) work performed does not cover expenses, it has led people to the haram and has caused corruption. Despite the affluence and grandeur, it provides to the community and humanity, it has made the individual and the person poor and immoral.” Biography (140)

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