Wednesday, November 28, 2007

248)My favourite quotes as listed on my Facebook profile.

"Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest value on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation"(Aga Khan IV, 2006)

"The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being"(Aga Khan III, 1952)

"Our interpretation of Islam places enormous value on knowledge. Knowledge is the reflection of faith if it is used properly. Seek out that knowledge and use it properly"(Aga Khan IV, 2005)

"All human beings, by their nature, desire to know."(Aristotle, The Metaphysics, a few hundred years BC)

"My profession is to be forever journeying, to travel about the Universe so that I may know all its conditions."(Ibn Sina, aka Avicenna, 11th century Muslim Philosopher, Physician and Scientist, author of the Canon of Medicine))

"Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave"(Prophet Muhammad).

"Seek knowledge, even in China"(Prophet Muhammad).

"One hour of contemplation on the works of the Creator is better than a thousand hours of prayer"(Prophet Muhammad).

"No belief is like modesty and patience, no attainment is like humility, no honour is like knowledge, no power is like forbearance, and no support is more reliable than consultation"(Hazrat Ali, the first Imam of Shia Islam).

"The ink of the scholar is better than the blood of the martyr"(Prophet Muhammad)

"The sciences, society, art, the oceans, the environment and the cosmos have all contributed to the great moments in the history of Muslim civilisations. The Quran itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation"(Aga Khan IV, Oct 2007).

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