Knowledge and Wisdom — Mini-review
June 15, 2005
Information, knowledge, then wisdom. These are the three stages through which the rational mind progresses. Modern man hardly looks to religion as a source of knowledge and wisdom in this age of technical prowess. Information has become commodity, knowledge is a means to a better economy, and wisdom has been reduced to catchphrases in bite-sized morsels by the media. This is not to say that the information, knowledge and wisdom of this world is worthless, that is not what is meant. Rather, the life-to-come is so immeasurably important and so devastating real that ignoring it is, in the words of Imam al-Haddad, “extreme foolishness”.
In this book, the Imam characteristically imparts sincere and practical advice to those yearning for meaning in their lives.
Title: Knowledge & Wisdom
Author: Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad
Translator: Mostafa al-Badawi
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