5 Stages of acquiring knowledge

Knowledge is a Nur (light) through which one identifies truth from falsehood. Ignorance, on the other hand, is darkness, which conceals the hazards of this path. Thus, we must acquire ‘Ilm (knowledge) to safeguard ourselves. Sufyaan Thawri رحمة االله عليه has outlined five stages to acquire knowledge: 1. Istimaa’ (listening attentively) When the Prophet ﷺ would be taught the Quran by the angel …

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