The Quran And Wisdom

Wisdom is “a higher dimension of consciousness”, which many people who have not attained faith have not experienced. With such consciousness the individual’s mind is very clear. However, what provides this clearness is neither the brain’s capacity, nor sharpness of intelligence, nor skill. The cause of this clearness of mind is the person’s faith in Allah and the Qur’an. One who uses the Qur’an as a guide is rid of all the incorrect information he formerly had. This is replaced solely with correct knowledge.

Wisdom is a very important factor that opens the doors to many other beneficial qualities. A wise person displays his uniqueness in every situation, by his actions, and the things he says, and he elicits great respect and admiration from those around him. Wisdom is such an important quality, that it goes on making one more and more superior right to the end of one’s life.

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The Quran

“Yahya, take hold of the Book with vigour.” We gave him judgement while still a child. (Surah Maryam: 12)

(Ibrahim said), ‘Our Lord, raise up among them a Messenger from them to recite Your verses to them and teach them the Book and Wisdom and purify them. You are the almighty, the All-Wise.’ (Qur’an 2:129)

[Wives of the Prophet], Remember what is recited (yuthla / يطلى) in your houses of Allah’s Verses (ايات الله / ayaat Allah) and Wisdom (Hikma / حكمة), for Allah is All-Sublte, All-Aware.” (Qur’an 33:34)

 … Those who spend their wealth to show off to people, not believing in Allah and the Last Day… (Surat an-Nisa’: 38)

Allah sends down water from the sky and by it brings the dead earth back to life. There is certainly a Sign in that for prudent people. There is instruction for you in cattle too. From the contents of their bellies, from between the dung and blood, We give you pure milk to drink, easy for drinkers to swallow. And from the fruit of the date palm and the grapevine you derive both intoxicants and wholesome food. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who use their reason. (Surat an-Nahl: 65-67)

Among His Signs are the creation of the heavens and earth and the variety of your languages and colours. There are certainly Signs in that for every being. Among His Signs are your sleep by night and your seeking after His bounty by day. There are certainly Signs in that for all mankind. Yet another of His Signs is the lightning, a source of fear and eager hope. He sends down water from the sky, bringing the dead earth back to life by it. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their reason. (Surat ar-Rum: 22-24)

And in your creation and all the creatures He has spread about there are Signs for true believers. And in the alternation of night and day and the provision Allah sends down from the sky, bringing the earth to life by it after it has died, and in the marshalling of the winds, there are Signs for people who use their reason. (Surat al-Jathiyya: 4-5)

And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya‘qub, men of true strength and vision. We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Hereafter. They shall dwell with Us among the righteous whom we have chosen. (Surah Sad: 45-47)

And with Allah’s permission they routed them. Dawud killed Talut and Allah gave him kingship and wisdom and taught him whatever He willed… (Surat al-Baqara: 251)

Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way… (Surat an-Nahl: 125)

Did I not chase you, tribe of Adam, never to worship Satan, who truly is an outright enemy to you, but to worship Me? That was surely the right path. Yet he has led huge numbers of you into error. Why did you not use your reason? (Surah Ya Sin: 60-62)

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky which penetrates the earth to emerge as springs and then by it brings forth crops of varying colours, which then wither and you see them turning yellow and then He makes them into broken stubble? There is a reminder in that for people of understanding. (Surat az-Zumar: 21)

Fear Allah, with all your hearts, and be attentive, obedient and charitable. (Surat at-Taghabun: 16)

For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite our Verses to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom حكمة (Hikma) and teach you things you did not know before.” (Qur’an 2:151)

Have you seen him who takes his whims and desires to be his god—whom Allah has misguided knowingly, sealing up his hearing and his heart and placing a blindfold over his eyes? Who then will guide him after Allah? So will you not pay heed? (Surat al-Jathiyya: 23)

He created the seven heavens one above the other. You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again—do you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted! (Surat al-Mulk: 3-4)

He gives wisdom to whoever He wills and he who has been given wisdom has been given a great good. But no one pays heed but people of understanding. (Surat al-Baqara: 269)

He has made an example for you from among yourselves. Do you have any partners for what We have provided you with among those whom your right hands control? Do you [feel] the same in such a case so that you fear [these servants] just as you fear one another? In that way We make Our Signs clear for people who use their reason. (Surat ar-Rum: 28)

Hypocrites think they deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. When they rise to pray, they do so lazily, showing off to people, and only remembering Allah a very little. (Surat an-Nisa’: 142)

In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people’s benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky—by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about on it creatures of every kind—and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for people who use their reason. (Surat al-Baqara: 164)

In the earth there are diverse regions side by side: and vineyards and cornfields, and palm-trees sharing one root and others with individual roots, all watered with the same water. Yet We make some things better to eat than others. There are Signs in that for people who use their reason. (Surat ar-Ra‘d: 4)

Is he who knows that the truth has been sent down to you from your Lord like him who is blind? It is only people of understanding who pay heed. (Surat ar-Ra‘d: 19)

It is He Who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. And by it He makes crops grow for you and olives and dates and grapes and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. He has made night and day subservient to you, and the sun and moon and stars, all subject to His command. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their reason. (Surat an-Nahl: 10-12)

It is He Who sent down the Book to you from Him: chapters containing clear judgements—they are the core of the Book—and others which are open to interpretation. Those with disbelief in their hearts follow what is open to interpretation, desiring conflict, by seeking its inner meaning. No one knows its inner meaning but Allah. Those firmly grounded in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All of it is from our Lord”. But only people of understanding pay heed. (Surah Al ‘Imran: 7)

It was He Who created you from earth, then from a drop of sperm, then from an alaq [embryo], then He brings you out as infants into the world, you may achieve full manhood, then decline into old age—though some of you may die before that time—so that you may reach a predetermined age and grow in wisdom. (Surah Ghafir: 67)

It was He Who dispersed you about the earth and you will be gathered to Him. It is He Who ordains life and death and He Who alternates the night and day. So will you not use your reason? (Surat al-Mu’minun: 79-80)

Or do they in fact envy other people for the bounty Allah has granted them? We gave the family of Ibrahim the Book and Wisdom, and We gave them an immense kingdom.” (Qur’an 4:54)

Remember when Allah made a covenant with the prophets ‘Now that We have given you a share of the Book and Wisdom, and then a messenger comes to you confirming what is with you, you must believe in him and help him.’ (Qur’an 3:81)

Remember, Allah’s blessing on you and the Book and Wisdom He has sent down to you to admonish you. Have fear of Allah and know that Allah has knowledge of all things.” (Qur’an 2:231)

Say: “Come and I will recite to you what your Lord has made binding upon you: that you serve no other gods besides Him; that you shall be good to your parents; that you shall not kill your children because of poverty—We will provide for you and them; that you shall not commit foul sins, whether openly or in secret; that you shall not kill any person, for Allah has forbidden this—except for a just cause. That is what He instructs you to do, so that, hopefully, you will grow in wisdom. (Surat al-An‘am: 151)

Such metaphors—We devise them for mankind; but only those with knowledge understand them. (Surat al-‘Ankabut: 43)

The blind and the seeing are not the same. Nor are those who believe and do right actions the same as evildoers. What little heed they pay! (Surah Ghafir: 58)

The unbelievers are like beasts which, call out to them as one may, can hear nothing but a cry and a call. Deaf, dumb and blind, they understand nothing. (Surat al-Baqara: 171)

These are the verses of a Wise Book” (Qur’an 31:2)

They are the ones to whom We gave the Book, Judgement and Prophethood… (Surat al-An‘am: 89)

They said, ‘Glory be to You! We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise’. (Surat al-Baqara: 32)

This is a warning to mankind. Let them take heed and know that He is but One Allah. Let the people of understanding bear this in mind. (Surah Ibrahim: 52)

This is part of the wisdom (Hikma / حكمة) Allah has revealed to you. Do not set up other god together with Allah and so be thrown into Hell, blamed and driven out.” (Qur’an 17:39)

Those who listen well to My precepts and follow the best in them are the ones whom Allah has guided. They are the people of understanding. (Surat az-Zumar: 18)

Those who obey to their Lord will receive the best. But as for those who disobey Him, even if they owned everything on the earth and the same again with it, they would gladly offer it as their ransom. They will receive an evil Reckoning. Their abode will be Hell. What an evil resting-place! Is he who knows that what has been sent down to you from your Lord is the truth like him who is blind? It is only the wise who pay heed. (Surat ar-Ra‘d: 18-19)

Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth [saying]: “Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Surah Al ‘Imran: 191)

We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. (Surah Sad: 20)

We sent apostles before you but mortals inspired by Our will and chosen from among the people of the cities. Have they not travelled the land and seen the final fate of those who disbelieved before them? The abode of the Hereafter is better for those who guard against evil. So will you not use your reason? (Surah Yusuf: 109)

We sent our messengers with clear Revelations, and we sent down the Book and Balance so that people could uphold justice…. (Surah Al-Hadid: 57-25)

What of him who spends the night hours in prayer, prostrating himself and standing up, mindful of the Hereafter, hoping for the mercy of his Lord? Say: “Are they the same—those who know and those who do not know?” It is only people of understanding who pay heed. (Surat az-Zumar: 9)

When Our Messengers came to Lut, he was distressed on their account, feeling incapable of protecting them. They said, “Do not fear and do not grieve. We are going to rescue you and your family—except for your wife; she will be one of those who stay behind. We will bring down on the inhabitants of this city a devastating punishment from heaven because of their deviance.” We have left a Clear Sign of them behind for people who use their reason. (Surat al-‘Ankabut: 33-35)

When you see them, their outward form appeals to you, and if they speak, you listen to what they say. But they are like propped-up planks of wood… (Surat al-Munafiqun: 4)

You who believe! Do not make friends with any but your own people. They will do anything to harm you. They love what causes you distress. Their hatred is evident from their utterances, but what their breasts hide is far worse. We have made Our Signs clear to you, if you will use reason. (Surah Al ‘Imran: 118)

You who believe! If you heed Allah, He will give you a criterion [by which to judge between right and wrong] and will cleanse you of your sins and forgive you. Allah’s favour is indeed immense. (Surat al-Anfal: 29)

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