What is wisdom?

SHAFAQNA – The Quranic teachings have strongly stressed on wisdom and intellect because God has given the wisdom to be used. Wisdom is the best preacher to human being as it is a guiding light showing the way and human being can use this light to distinguish between good and bad. If this light is not used, human being will perish by falling into Satan’s traps [1].

Imam Musa Kazim (AS) said: Whoever does not use wisdom and intellect will be deceived and deviated (from the right path) by the enemies; meaning human and Jinn Satans as well as carnal desires [2]. In another place Imam Kazim said: Nothing has been distributed amongst God’s servants better that wisdom as the sleeping of a wise person is better than 1000 nights of vigil by an unwise person [3].

[1] Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayahs 44, 73, 76 and 242; Surah Al-e-Imran Ayahs 65, 118; Surah Al-An’aam, Ayah 32.
[2] Nozhatul Nazer wa Tabihul Khater, Page 124, Hadith Number 15.
[3] Tohaful Oqool, Page 213; Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 1, page 154 as mentioned in Hadith 30 and Vol. 75, Page 312 as mentioned in hadith 1.

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