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It’s been weeks since I last posted. Good reason: our teacher wasn’t available. Our classes did go on, but we didn’t discuss the lessons much. So it wasn’t as thought-provoking as it used to be.
So last Friday, we had some discussion with our teacher and these lines from the book struck me:

ماذا يفيد الأمة علم كالبحار في السعة، وكالجبال في العظمة، والقلوب منه فارغة، والجوارح منه خالية، وأثره في الحياة مفقود؟.

ماذا ينفع البشرية من علوم كالجبال، وأعمال كالذر، وسبب ذلك:

التفقه لغير الدين.. والتعلم لغير العمل.. وأكل الدنيا بالدين.. والتجمل بالعلم أمام الناس.. وفقد الإخلاص.

[Roughly translated:] What will the nations benefit from knowledge that is like seas in amplitude, and mountains in grandeur, when the hearts are empty from it, and the body parts are free from it, and its impact on life is missing?

What will humans benefit from sciences such as mountains (implies greatness)…

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About Yumna

Bukhari Blogger | Student and teacher of the Qur'an | Studying BAIS from IOU.

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