The Quran mentions several special groups of people. If you’re among a special group, you’re worthy of a special award, a special mercy bestowed by Allah. One of these groups of people is what the Quran terms as “Ulul Albab” or the People of Intellect.
We should consider knowledge as one wholesome entity that will satisfy the needs of our soul, body and inquisitive mind. Useful knowledge increases the remembrance of God. It takes us closer to God. We should use our potential in this direction.
There were only two choices and one was no choice at all. I could not deny what I had discovered, ignoring it and going on with my life as before, though I did consider it briefly. That left only one option. I knew I had to accept it.
What is the right balance between reason and revelation in Islam? As Muslims, what do we think about reason, and how do we engage with reason? In this Friday speech in Boston, Sheikh Yasir Fahmy addresses the topic of the role of reason in the sphere of knowledge. Many today when they think of religion …