Monday, December 17, 2007

264)My favourite quotes as listed on my Facebook profile-UPDATED

For those who reach this post through the Google or other search engines, know that this post has now been updated and is now known as Blogpost Four Hundred:

"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 Quran itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation"(Aga Khan IV, Paris, France, Oct 17 2007)

"Discovery of knowledge was seen by those founders(Fatimids) as an embodiment of religious faith, and faith as reinforced by knowledge of workings of the Creator's physical world"(Aga Khan IV, 27th May 1994, Cambridge, Massachusets, U.S.A.)

"Islam does not perceive the world as two seperate domains of mind and spirit, science and belief"(Aga Khan IV, McMaster University Convocation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 15th 1987)

"This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives. Of that I am certain"(Aga Khan IV, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, August 17th 2007)

"The Quran tells us that signs of Allah’s Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation - in the heavens and the earth, the night and the day, the clouds and the seas, the winds and the waters"(Aga Khan IV, Kampala, Uganda, August 22 2007)

“Muslims believe in an all-encompassing unit of man and nature. To them there is no fundamental division between the spiritual and the material while the whole world, whether it be the earth, sea or air, or the living creatures that inhabit them, is an expression of God’s creation.”(Aga Khan IV, Charlottesville, Virginia, 13 April 1984)

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