Thursday, 8 December 2016

Imam al-Ghazali (r.a.) on the Ceaseless Acquisition of Knowledge

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam al-Ghazali (r.a.) said, “The gnostic ceaselessly acquires such knowledge in Paradise, the breadth of which is that of the Heavens and the Earth; in those gardens, he revels and picks their fruit, he sips from their cisterns.  He is safe from any cessation since the fruits of this garden are neither finite nor forbidden.

This pleasure is everlasting, death does not sever it, since death does not destroy the substrate of Knowledge of God.  Its locus is the spirit which is a divine and heavenly thing; death alters only its circumstances and cuts off its activities and impediments.  Death frees it from its captivity but as for annihilating it?  Certainly not!”


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