How Can Ignorance and Knowledge Be the Same? [Quote - 893]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book IX (801-900)

I don’t know if this is called a redundancy or a tautology, or even gibberish, but it strikes me that there is no fool more dangerous than an ignorant fool.

From an Islamic perspective, ignorance is not bliss. And it can be a very dangerous and unfortunate thing, ignorance I mean. And it can be at the root of a lot of evil.

And a lot of bad things that happen to people in this world could be traced to the evil of ignorance.

The Islamic model is the exact opposite of this. 

In Islam, Knowledge Is Bliss. And God Almighty is the Most Knowledgeable One. He is Al-'Aleem! 

And Muslims name themselves: Abdul Aleem. Meaning: The slave of The Most Knowledgeable One.

Therefore, in Islam, there is no equivalency between knowledge and ignorance. They are two opposite things. One to be desired and diligently sought and the other to be shunned and avoided.

The Qur’an asks: How can the two be the same?

Hal Yastawilladheena Ya’lamoona Walladheena Laa Ya’lamoon?

Paraphrase:

“How can the two be equal: Those who know and those who don’t know?”

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