Discover Nuggets of Spiritual Wisdom from Islamic Traditions.
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“This is a Book full of Blessings that we have revealed unto you so people ponder upon its verses and men of intellect may reflect.” (Quran 38:29)
“Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky, to find the moon, not in the pond.” – a Persian proverb.
I can’t help but recall the Killers of Imam Hussain (as) on the plains of Karbala. It’s been narrated that some of the murders had memorised the entire Quran. Memorised! How many times they must have read the Quran to have it memorised. Yet, they were urging their commander to start the battle early so that they could kill the Holy Imam and then offer their prayers. The lesson is the same. Reading may be first baby step towards enlightenment, but is useless without reflection.