The worst man is the one who sees himself as the best.
A monarch is respected for his power; the scholar because of what he knows; the benefactor for his benfactions, and the patriarch for his age.
Verily, God does not change man's condition unless they change that which is in themselves.
Meritocracy does not apply only to the individual. Meritocracy applies to institutions, to countries.
with a Muslim majority in some 44 countries and nearly a quarter of the globe's population, it should be evident that our world cannot be made up of identical people, sharing identical goals, motivations or interpretations of the Faith. It is a world in itself, vast and varied in its aspirations and in its concerns. Is there not something intellectually uncouth about those who choose to perceive one billion people of any faith as a standardised mass?
The wicked man thinks no good of any one; for how should he imagine that others have what he lacks himself?
Do not hate what you do not know; for the greater part of knowledge consists of what you do not know.
Islam is not passive. It does not admit that man's spiritual needs should be isolated from his material daily activities.
Many centuries ago the non-Muslim world looked to the Muslim world for knowledge and intellectual leadership. And it was shared. It was shared by the Muslim world and its institutions and it was shared willingly and happily and without constraints
From the seventh century to the thirteenth century, the Muslim civilizations dominated world culture, accepting, adopting, using and preserving all preceding study of mathematics, philosophy, medicine and astronomy, among other areas of learning. The Islamic field of thought and knowledge included and added to much of the information on which all civilisations are founded. And yet this fact is seldom acknowledged today, be it in the West or in the Muslim world, and this amnesia has left a six hundred year gap in the history of human thought.
If you hide what you know, you will be supposed to know nothing.
Centuries of poverty and despair, human conflict and division appear to be fading into the past, as new light and hope are projected onto a future which people can believe it. Yes, words do fail......"
So the generosity is not to be seen against an expansionist economic time of wealth and prosperity. It is to be seen against the time of concern, instability and worry.
Our cultural absence in the general knowledge of the Western world, partially explains why your media sees Islamic world and its thought as an ideological or political determinant in predominantly Muslim cultures
One questioned about a matter of which he knows not, should not blush to say: 'I do not know.'
Asia is, generally, a continent of hope. Country after country has been creating an enabling environment, to release the creativity and energies of its peoples.
The university can be a distinctly powerful institution. By its very design, it brings together the most advanced knowledge and adds to that knowledge. It trains the next generation of leaders of a society.
Educated men and women, from around the world, can achieve, in as little as twenty years, to begin reversing the hundreds of years of decay which have eroded our cultural identity.
The most detestable man is he who returns evil for good, and the most praiseworthy, he whose answer to villainy is a generous deed.
That knowledge is very superficial which remains only on your tongue; the intrinsic merit and value of knowledge is that you act upto it.