Ignorance and Wisdom


Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (رحمه الله تعالى) said:

“The simple kind of ignorance is when one does not know and he remains quiet; his ignorance can be remedied by learning. The greater problem lies in one who is afflicted with compound ignorance: he does not know but speaks nonetheless. In this case, he destroys more than he builds.”

He also said:

“Wisdom is to perfect matters, and this means that one endowed with wisdom puts each thing in its appropriate place and gives each matter its due importance. Hence, it is not from wisdom for you to rush matters, wanting people to change overnight from the state that they are upon to the state that the Companions (رضي الله عنهم) were upon. Whoever wants that is foolish and far away from wisdom. The Shari’ah was revealed to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم), but it was revealed to him gradually, in stages, until finally, it became settles in the hearts of the people.”

Taken from his book “The Islamic Awakening”

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