Travelers on the Path of Knowledge

Knowledge is an ocean and a few drops just aren’t enough. -Unknown

Ask Those Who Know if You Know Not- Qur’an December 29, 2006

Filed under: Islam — musaafir @ 2:34 am

“What! Has anyone attained perfection through books alone? It is simple to understand that one cannot become a carpenter without sitting in the company of a carpenter, one cannot become a tailor without being in the company of a tailor, and one cannot become a calligrapher without being in the company of a calligrapher. In short, one cannot attain perfection or become an expert in something without the companionship of an expert [in that thing]. The companionship of a pious man will induce piety in you. The companionship of an evil man will induce evil in you. He who searches for association with Allah Most High, has to acquire the association of the Noble Friends of Allah (awliya kiram).”

-Hakim al Umma


3 Responses to “Ask Those Who Know if You Know Not- Qur’an”

  1. Asalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

    Great post! I wish it were easier to find a true and noble guide, subhana Allah.

    ma’a salaamah,


  2. Wa Alaikum as Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

    It can be hard, but the first step is rectifying ourselves. Once we make our intentions pure and become sincere in our suluk, without a doubt Allah will send us a guide. Shaykh Abdul Hussain Sattar mentions this in a lecture of his. We have to prepare ourselves before we can be sent a guide.

    So insha’Allah, Allah makes us people of tawfiq (sincerity) and helps us on our travels.

    Thanks for the comment 🙂

    Barak Allahu Feeki,

  3. Adam Says:

    I think I read that before. Its a pretty good book…

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