al-Raghib al-Isfahani #57 – The Level of Education

Tom Facchine


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The speaker discusses the issue of culture and lack of knowledge among children. They argue that children are not being trained properly and that culture is a negative factor in achieving success. The speaker suggests that children are being pressured to learn new things and not caring about what they know.

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Beyond laziness, the next worst stage after laziness is the level of stupidity or contempt, because the person who's lazy, they know what's right, they know that they should be in the MSG, they know that they should be praying, they know they should wear hijab, they know, they know all of what they should be doing. They just are too lazy to do it. But another level beyond that is to not know or not care, what's the right thing to do in the first place? Right. So, you know, this is a huge problem and cultures that don't value education, and especially Islamic education. And we've talked about this before how the Muslim world we send our best students for to be a doctor to be a lawyer

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to be an engineer. And if you're a C student, or a D student, well, maybe you can go be any math, right? That's our attitude. And hey, we can't we can't on one hand, complain about ignorance and narrow mindedness in the ranks of the or the math and in the religious literature that is produced. And at the same time, look, we're putting to study these things, right? So this is about the level of education, okay, somebody who, they're ignorant, it's worse than just not doing the stuff or not finding the motivation. They're ignorant, and they don't care. They don't want to know, they don't want to learn. They don't want to learn something new about us. Now, there have been certain people,

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for example, that I've come across where they're, they're oppressing somebody in their family, right. And as an Imam, sometimes you have to be like, Okay, well, would you like me to get involved? Like, maybe I can come and speak to the parents or I can speak to this party or whatever. And maybe half the time I hear they don't want to talk to the man. Right. What does that tell you right there that tells you that they don't want to know what's right. They don't care. They don't want to be educated. They've turned their back on that and they're content with whatever they've got going on. And unless a major change takes place, that's where they're going to stay