Finding Wisdom

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “Where may one find wisdom?  Not necessarily in the same place one would find a wealth of knowledge.  A source of wisdom may be a scholar or a professor, but may also be a plumber, a peasant or a totally illiterate person.

Treasures are mostly sought in ruins, not in modern skyscrapers; buried under layers of debris, not sitting in the open, lying on the counter.  And when the searcher finds some broken pottery, or bits and pieces of treasure that serves to enlighten him as to the realities of what he is excavating, he does not concern himself with the fact that these relics are not intact, for how could he expect to find that?  And if you offer him brand new items from a supermarket that correspond in use to those ancient ones he found, he will not even consider your offer, and think you to be just joking, saying, ‘How do these two compare?’  Therefore, take wisdom wherever you may find it, and do not ask for titles or diplomas.”


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