Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy's Definition of 'Ilm

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Ninowy said, “‘Ilm is not memorisation of lines from a book or storing mass information in memory.  A computer can hold masses and masses of information.  Rather, knowledge is internalisation of the sacred texts.  Knowledge is presence of soul and state; information that is not internalised and practiced is just information, not real ‘ilm, and has no benefit.  The whole purpose is to be transformed.”


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