Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the supremacy and wholeness of our beautiful religion – Islam.
The very first revelation was Iqra. The purpose of the first revelation was that Allah wanted to give Prophet Muhammad ﷺ the knowledge that will be sent from Allah in the times to come. The first Iqra is a reference to the Islamic sciences linked to Allah and the Second Iqra that comes in the Surah is a reference to the derived sciences that we derive.
We are the only religion in the world that when we reached the pinnacle of religiosity, we also had the knowledge of Science. Hence, Allah has told us to first learn the knowledge of religion and then learn the knowledge of the world.
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We all know that the very first revelation that Allah subhana wa tada sent down was, if caught up. And if Cora of course means to read, to explore to learn more. And the purpose of the first revelation to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to tell him, that Allah would give him knowledge directly in this mirror of Deke read or recite directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in the same series that Allah revealed Cora is repeated twice, if you look at it, if Cora this mirror, they call it Haddock, and then a few years later, if Cora was broken, twice if color is said, and some scholars have said that the purpose of the repetition is that the first if color is a
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and the second if karate is a reference to the secular sciences that we derive why, because right after that, Allah says, If cannot water bucola Cammalleri, I am the one who taught by the pen, and what do we read by the pen, we read the knowledge of men, we read whatever they have come forward with encyclopedias, research papers, all of the secular sciences, this is what is written by Japan. So a lot is telling us to learn first knowledge of the religion, and then learn Second, the knowledge of this world. So there's no question that Allah subhanho wa Taala, has praised knowledge and thoughts, intellect and reflection.
And there is no denying that in our Islamic history, unlike previous religions, and other civilizations, our civilization was the only one that was religious and scientific at the same time.
If you look at Western civilization when it was religious, it wasn't the Dark Ages, it was in the Middle Ages, only when it got rid of religion, through the reformation, only when it over took, and threw away the shackles of the church was able to then proceed onward scientifically. And then the Renaissance took place after the Reformation. We as a Muslim society, and an Islamic civilization, we are the only group in the history of mankind, that when we reached the pinnacle of religiosity, when we had religion, we also had science. When we had Dean, we also had dunya. When we had understanding of the religious texts, we also encouraged chemistry and biology and medicine and
astronomy. And many of you should be aware that in the eighth, ninth 10th 11th centuries of the Christian era, the sea centuries, our Islamic caliphates produced the world's greatest scientists, and we were the ones who charted out the course of the human body and anatomy. We were the ones who named most of the stars that to this day when you study astronomy, most of the stars have names derived in Arabic. We were the ones who invented the science of algebra, and so many others goes on and on and on.