Ramadan 12: Logic, Emotion and Analysis

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance. -Gian Carlo Menotti

We always believed that wisdom is not something one acquires through schooling, status, or age. How many times have we met young people who are more wise than those who are older? Don’t get us wrong, those who are older have higher chances to be wise given their experiences in life, but it is not the only determinant of wisdom. We believe that wisdom is something greater than that.

Wisdom to us is when one applies logic to understand, emotion to see multiple perspectives and analysis to identify answers to questions asked, observations made or reflections meditated. Specifically in Ramadan, wisdom is in our search for answers related to our beliefs, our prayers, our reflections and our present day withholding our own judgements and conclusions until we are presented with all the facts, not from here say, but from direct sources or as witnesses. 

We ask allah to grant us the wisdom to recognise our ignorance and weaknesses, recognise that we will never  know everything, and that being wise is a great gift from god.

 

 

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