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An advice to the seekers of truth

There is this tendency among weak minds, notes al-Ghazali, of judging the truth from where it is to be found: That is, they are not concerned primarily about 'separating truth from falsehood', but they are much keen to know the possessors of truth and not the truth itself! Therefore, 'the prince of believers', Ali the son of Abu Talib, said:
"Do not seek for the truth by means of men; find first the truth and then you will recognize those who follow it."
Al-Ghazali further explains, "Honey does not become impure because it may happen to have been placed in the glass which the surgeon uses for cupping purposes. The impurity of blood is due, not to its contact with this glass, but to a peculiarity inherent in its own nature; this peculiarity, not existing in honey, cannot be communicated to it by its being placed in the cupping-glass; it is therefore wrong to regard it as impure. Such is, however, the whimsical way of looking at things found in nearly all men. Every word proceeding from an authority which they approve is accepted by them, even were it false; every word proceeding from one whom they suspect is rejected, even were it true. In every case they judge of the truth according to its professors and not of men according to the truth which they profess, a ne plus ultra of error. Such is the peril in which philosophy involves its opponents."

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Think Tank said...

Hmm..tell me where do you get this sochu brain of yours from?

Umer Toor said...

:)
God knows best!

Thanks for visiting...

N.A. said...

I am speechless!

N.A. said...

By the way, is everything 'alright' now?

Umer Toor said...

I will inform you very soon about it...

Salman Latif said...

These lines identify the factor which plagues the intellect of Muslims' minds today.

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