Do you suffer from any inferiority complex regarding your looks or colour and height or wealth ? Do you find your self nervous and dumb when you are in a gathering? May be you are looking for some personality development program which will help you drive away your shyness. Whom will you approach?
One of the most fascinating and inspiring verse of the Qur’an is from Surah al Baqarah : 269 ” Allah grants Wisdom to whom ever He pleases. He to whom wisdom is granted has been granted good in abundance” The understanding of wisdom differs from ideology to ideology. You may find some ” wise counsellor ” writing answers to teenagers in agony. Their solution for a girl whose boyfriend has deserted her : Seek another boy friend ! Their solution for a teenager whose problem is ” Unchecked vulgar appetite ” It is normal in these days !” It is a sad state of affair that many people are being taken wrongly as wise men and women fo the society.
Islamic defination of wisdom fits with the modern classical defination of wisdom “The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition” Ibn Abbas defined wisdom as the knowledge of Qur’an and Sunnah. In other words ” the knowledge of Islamic juriprudence” To differentiate between the right and the wrong and also the ability to notice the better when all the options look equally good.
The higher lever of wisdom is when you pick up a better among the bunch of good and you remain steadfast in it. The status of wisdom is very high. Surah al Mujadilah verifies it ” Allah will exhalt in degree those of you who have believed and have been granted knowledge. ..If you are granted wisdom then no matter how you look how how tall or short you are or how fair or dark you are, people will look up at you during their crises. The heroes of our community were the wise men and women, and now the trend is being revived.
Now the heroes of our Ummah are the wise religious scholars!
You have to see the clicks under their wise talks and videos. even a ten minute talks of Noman Ali khan attracts fifty thousand clicks. Where as it takes only one day to get one hundred clicks when every any video clips of Dr Zakir Naik is put on the You tube. Shaikh Ahmed Deedat and many other scholars have thousand of fan following.
The viewers list runs in thousands and many even go out of hundred thousands. It is not the fame I am referring to, but the reason is people want to learn and know more. In the age of industrialisation and techonology wise men are as much sought after as film and sport stars. Though the rivals have indecency, lewid music, aggresive performance and violence to attract the masses
If you have learned to love and follow Islam then you need not worry about those grooming classes. If you know essential fiqh and teach people and motivate them to add up Islamic values iin their habits then you are a hero. Wisdom never goes out of fashion like modern fashion goes. It is the wisdom that made Ibn Abbas a jewel in Khalifa’s shura inspite of being young. It was this wisdom that made Luqman being honoured in the Holy Qur’an, inspite of being dark n curly haired freed slave. Wisdom is not a monoploy of rich and affluent, nor is it available in departmental stores, but it is within the reach of all those who want to get it..If you are wise.. you are not depended upon your fame or wealth or friends or looks to take you to the hearts of the people. Because all honour is from Allah and honour comes with wisdom….and wisdom comes from learning Qur’an and Sunnah…
Author : Nisaar Nadiadwala speaks and writes on Islam and Muslims..He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org