Updated: Feb 10
This is Episode number 22 of Season 5 with Urdu Subtitles. In our Great Book, Noble Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu we Ta’ala… [subhanehu we Ta’ala – the most Glorified, the most High] gives His first Divine commandment. Bismillah, “Iqra bismi rab bikal…”, which means. [Iqra/AI-Alaq; 96:1; the 1st revealed verse] Read in the name of your Lord . ” I love reading books very much, too, Khodja. Masha Allah, Aybars. But this command “to read” does not apply only to reading books. What else should we read then, Khodja? You should read the order of the Creation. And look carefully at this order after we accumulated the necessary knowledge. In the Verse 191, of Surat Ali Imran, our Lord (Rabb) counsels us. Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers),” while standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and.. contemplate the (wonders of) creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying).” Our Lord! You have not created this without purpose.. exalted are You [above such a thing] Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.” Ali Imran, 3.191] Observe everything that Allah Subhanehu we Ta’ala has created around you… and draw your lessons from it.
You will see the manifestation of… the Allah we Ta’ala’s name, AI-‘AIjmin every form of creation, living or nonliving. Consider your body parts, for example. How all of it is created in a perfectly balanced way. Is it not? If our ears are a little bit more sensitive to the sounds we hear… we would not be able to stand the noise around us. If our nose has a bit sharper sense of smell… who knows how uncomfortable and queasy we would feel. You can also reflect on the profoundness of our Lord’s Divine name AI-‘Alim… [AI-‘Alim – mentioned 157 times in Qur’an] by observing the wonders of nature. There are thousands of different species of flora and fauna, unlike to each other. Different colors and patterns that decorate them… testify to the Glory of the All-Knowing One’s knowledge. Almighty Allah wants us to build up our foundation of knowledge… to be able to read the universe and understand the signs He (swt) has placed in creation.
For as we are advised in the following Hadith. You should be a scholar or a student.. or a listener or a lover of llm [knowledge] and scholars… but, you should not be the fifth [kind], for it will make you perish. [reported by Abu Bakrah; At-Tabarani: Al-Bazzar] The whole point of acquiring this knowledge is so that… human beings may get to know themselves. As per this aphorism: “He who knows himself (Nafs) knows his Lord.” [Yahya ibn Mu’adh; Ibn ’Arabi: The Futuhat Al-Makkiyyah] As you get to know yourself .. you will discover your aptitudes. By advancing your aptitudes… you will also rip benefits in the A Vcourse o a aining e ivine pprova. Consider, for example, Ibn Seena (Avicenna). [a Persian Philosopher and Physician, 980-1037 AD] He discovered his aptitude for medical sciences, and he became… a Physician whose medical knowledge would leave the whole world filled with awe. [Ibn Seena – considered the father of modern medicine] Then, there was Nizam al-Mulk who excelled in political sciences and . [1018-1092; author of Siyasatnama – “Book of Government”] due to his abilities was a Vizier to three Seljuk Sultans.
[Sultans: Tughril, Alp Arslan & Malik Shah I] and was the backbone of the Seljuk Empire during his time. [also the de facto ruler of the Seljuk’s for 20 years] Then we have Ismail Al Jezzari, who combining mathematics and geometry.. [1136-1206] made a number of inventions that were beyond comprehension. [the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time] One of his inventions is the mechanism for performing ablution. [air and vacuum based mechanisms] What kind of mechanism is that, my Khodja? I will tell you about it in due time. The person who is predestined to be the ruler. . must study the creation and its order well… must know the needs of his people… he must show respect to scholars, and… he must place his sword, whetted to a sharp edge, at the disposal of the blessed book.
And if you too discover your inclinations, and work hard to advance it.. you will bring prosperity to the realm of Islam in all aspects. And don’t belittle yourself and say how such great people could… emerge from such a small township of Sogut! Today, Sogut is small border district. But, who knows, perhaps tomorrow it will… surpass its borders and become a great Home State that will… expand in every direction. And if you are willing and strive hard, you may be… granted the opportunity to rule over the Creation. And through you, the world may achieve justice for all. In shaa Allah. -In shaa Allah And do not forget if Allah subhanehu we Ta’ala wishes it… He (swt) can turn small drops of water into an ocean. Welcome, my Mistress. I don’t feel like welcome, Mengii. What’s wrong? Whatever I do or say… I cannot make either my sister Sirma… nor Osman see reason. No one understands me. What else could you have done, since Ertugrul Bey sought your hand? Would you have refused him, despite the fire that burns within you, my Mistress? Be at ease.