Monday, October 8, 2018

Knowledge: The Key To Happiness by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah - The Foundation of All Knowledge

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Reminders & Quotes 

KNOWLEDGE: The Key to Happiness

THE FOUNDATION OF ALL KNOWLEDGE

 Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah said:

Knowledge of Allāh is the foundation  of all knowledge, and the foundation of the servant’s knowledge of that which brings  him benefit in his worldly life and next life. And  (the servant’s) ignorance of Him (i.e. Allāh) necessitates ignorance of himself, what completes  his self , that which purifies it, and that  with which it  succeeds. So knowledge (of Allāh) is happiness for the servant, and being ignorance of (Allāh) is the source of his unhappiness.

Miftāh Dār As-Sa’ ādah 239/1

TRANSLATED BY Abu Ibraheem Navid Shakīr

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