Fajr Reminder – Difference between knowledge and wisdom
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Soon I don't even have very low Bilal Amin was another one cinema I actually couldn't be the most silly. Muhammad was nice. I don't know how I knew who it was, I was setting up this leven cathedral because
I was listening to a very, very interesting podcast on the thinking Muslim podcasts.
I'm Dr. Jaco Barnett, who is a historian.
And I recommend this to all of you do listen to the podcast, that is a very good podcast sites anyway. And this particular one is a particularly Goodman. Now, it so happens that you know, when you think about some things, and you are
looking either looking for answers, or you have the answer, what you are looking for the best way to present it and so on. It was rather than it helps you and I think this is what happened just now with me with regard to this podcast, because
in his the points that you talked about, he mentioned some of those important things that I have been thinking about, and I've been, we've been having a discussion about them with some of our friends. And that was the importance of the teacher.
Muhammad made a very interesting point. And he just,
he made a
phrase. He said, we write books to be taught, not to be read, we write books to be taught not to be read. Now, it's a very, very interesting
thing to think about. And the importance therefore of differentiating between knowledge and wisdom.
I will come to that in a bit. But the difference between it's very important to differentiate these things. Today, we
we talk about we are friends of the students of knowledge, and we say I am in the business of seeking knowledge, seeking knowledge. And our concept of seeking knowledge is we read books, ourselves, write books, we get degrees from this or that university and we consider ourselves to be educated and we are knowledgeable.
But see you how Allah subhanaw taala taught us about what is knowledge and how knowledge is to be sought Allah subhanaw taala in the famous ads in serverless, last month, I said,
Look I've been Allahu Allah Momineen is by sofii him Rasool Amin unfussy yet to Allah him it was a key where you are limo Makita Onega were in Cairo in Tableau, the free volley movie doesn't matter, I said, which means
Surely and surely, Allah subhanaw taala has blessed the believers by raising from among them, a messenger, a teacher.
Allah mentioned for things that the teacher was charged to do. He had to do an MIT to recite for them, the Ayat of Allah
to recite for them. The science of another column of another Heyerdahl was right that I sent it through an MIT where you take him to purify them.
Where you are Lemuel Kitano and ACHEMA and to teach them the Quran, teach them the book, and then to give them wisdom to teach their wisdom.
Now, if you just reflect on this and say that what is the significance of all this right, I'm not saying give these things
unless, unless rather than mentioning the teacher as his blessing, never Manola while moving in EVE Basa for him, rasool
Allah did not say that then I had a multitap and that's what I said, is bass a febrile Sulan and let me not say the blessing of the unbelievers was that Allah sent to them a book Allah Allah said, he said to them, when he raised from among them a teacher, now the raising from among them, the teacher was a double blessing because on the one hand, it was the, the importance and the baraka and, and the beauty of the teacher. The second was that the teacher was from among themselves, and therefore the teacher was not a stranger. The teacher was not somebody that, you know, they didn't know the teacher was not a different
on life, the teacher was one of them. So therefore this teacher was somebody who was, you know, usually important, and usually, therefore within
Allah called him the teacher, Allah calling the his blessing. And then it was run our data set, this teacher came to teach you the book. I looked around and I said,
the word calorie, Nasrallah, Allah, Abu de, Al Kitab. Leah called Ali Al Amin and zeal, the first half of South Africa and last, Allah sent on his,
on his slave hamsters under his skin dead. And I did not say that I'm not saying this Kitab for all human beings are all people who are believers, obviously, the Kitab is for all human beings, but the Kitab was sent to the messenger, in order that he may teach the book. So I come to what I said, we write books to be taught, not to be just read. Now, this is a very important thing, because it illustrates and brings with it a particular attitude towards teaching and learning, which either is helpful or is harmful, which either facilitates learning or it blocks learning.
So Allah has sent the book to the teacher and the teacher to the people to teach them the book, which explains the role and critical importance of the teacher, as being the via media has been between the message and the recipient of the message. Remember, the Quran Kareem was a verbal message, Allah did not send a piece of paper, unless Roger sent his Word, He spoke to the village and the village village board.
So the teacher they in this case, there are solos or sometimes teacher in this case, when Gibreel alayhi salam and Julius Rob was taught by Allah subhanaw taala himself and
got the same thing to the, to his companions to his Sahaba to his students. So the teacher to the people, to teach them the book, the book was sent to the teacher, which as I said, it is a verbal message that without the messenger, you cannot, you cannot and you cannot possibly understand the message, to explain the message. Think about this,
why must a message which is in a language that you understand, and in a language that you are the master of which is which was the case with the Arabs, to whom the Quran was sent? Or the Forever syndromic? So what was the need for somebody to explain you ie Mohamed kita teach them the book why
here is a book in our in the language that I understand, just coming to me.
Why do I need somebody else I can understand, right? I can read and I can understand, why do I need to talk to somebody else. Now, the very fact
that you need somebody shows that
who was charged with the responsibility of explaining the language, the message has more knowledge and wisdom than what is apparent and what can be God by simply reading the message.
This is an implication when somebody says, here's here's something to teach, you know what I'm saying? Be these able to teach because he has more knowledge than what is apparent by just reading the message. And that is what we position on the way there was no revelation of the Sunnah of resources, which was granted to him by Allah subhanaw taala and that's why I lost my dad imagine, give them Jerusalem
for tasks to allow them to reside the gap. That's yet enough's, purify the person, verify the source, verify them internally, externally, the heart of the Spirit and their behavior and their speech and their actions in order to make the place suitable for the message to take effect. And then the layman could teach them the book, and then guide them on hikma, teach them wisdom. So three steps with their fourth one,
which is just get to enable the person to benefit and what are the three steps, information, knowledge and wisdom, the purification of the fourth step so that the student can benefit from the learning the importance of managing the value and position of wisdom is very, very, very critical. I think about that information is just random bits and pieces of information.
You can get it all over the place in government. Today we are we are flooded inundated with information random and from
Asia customers from all over the
information. We are actually suffering today not from a lack of information but from a surfeit of information from too much information.
We have no, most of us have no clue what to do with that information. How do we organize this information? How do we use this information? How do we leverage the information we have, we just get this messages and messages, messages, chat groups and, and forwards and whatnot. And it's driving people crazy.
And that's because there is no teachers what they will take this information, which is, you organize that information, that gets converted to what we call knowledge.
Information is by remind it that knowledge is which is experienced, which is the all that information in an organized form. And then
when that is experience, that information which is organized. Now, this is where the teacher, not everyone has the right to do it. But everyone has the ability to do it. Not everyone can do it. But those who do, who dedicate their lives, to learning and to teaching, the experience this information, the practice, the interest, the knowledge, the practice, the knowledge, they have experience. And then the conceptualize that experience into a teachable form, is not everyone who can teach so conceptualizing the information into a teachable form. How do you teach what is the specific way of teaching, and there's no one specifically, specific way of teaching, some things are
taught experientially, some things are taught by allowing the student to make a mistake and feel some pain, some things are taught in a theoretical form, some things need experimentation and so on.
conceptualizing it into teachable form, that is what is called wisdom. Now, by reading, you only get to the second place, what information and what you're reading is knowledge somebody else, someone, someone else, like you word information, wrote down, and you consider who organized it, created about wrote a book, and that is knowledge, you only get to the second place to truly benefit. You need the human agency of the teacher, you need the humility, to go to the teacher, and to accept that you need to learn and put yourself under the tutelage of the teacher, and have the humility and understanding to say that I am the one in need, that I need to learn to take the case of, for
example, Musa Reyes, and Heather, think about this here is also a reseller. He is one of the greatest of the prophets and messengers, Allah subhanaw taala sends him to Philip, who is not even a prophet and messenger in that way. But he said that
it was rather than
go to Musa teach into the process, as you watch Allah, He sends the student to the teacher, and then send the teacher to the student. This is one of our biggest problems today, where we tell the teacher to come to us at a time that is convenient for us, not at the time that's convenient for the teacher, we want the teacher to do all the hard work, we want the teacher to make the sacrifices, and we want the teacher to humble himself or herself for us. And usually the reason is because of money, the teacher is brought, we have the money, so we call the shortage of real estate. So let me end this here. I will come back to this again in the next podcast. But really, really seriously,
let's ask ourselves, if we really want to learn, we have to follow the process that Allah subhanaw taala created. Otherwise, we will have what we have today, which is people who think they're knowledgeable, who have a whole bunch of so called knowledge but real information in their head. They're in their pockets in their libraries, and which produces an arrogance, which is the first and most reliable sign of ignorance. zurlo mon Jehol. Allah said the one who was running it was jarhead. Allah did not say the one who was also knowledgeable know, his giant, having knowledge. He believes and shaitan had more knowledge than anybody else, but that he was jarhead he was that was not a sign
of his knowledge. It was a sign of his Jehovah of his eagles, that he did not even recognize the majesty or loss of habitat, it did not recognize the danger of disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. We asked him to protect us from arrogance, to protect us from eagles to protect us from giver to protect us from imagining that we are worth something and to put humility in us so that we can go and submit ourselves to PSAPs these are some of the I mean getting one out of us, I think