Thursday, April 28, 2005

My Beloved Son

"O youth!Do not be bankrupt of works, nor empty of states.Be assured that knowledge alone does not strengthen the hand.A parable of this is, if a man in the wilderness wore ten Indian swords and other weapons, and the man were brave and a warrior, and a terrifying lion attacked him.What do you think?Would the weapons ward off the evil from him without his using them and thrusting with them ?It is perfectly obvious that they would not ward (it) off, except by activity. Just so, though a man read a hundred thousand scientific questions and understood them or learned them,they do not benefit him except by working!"

(Hujjatul Islam, Imam al-Ghazali in Ayyuhal Walad al-Muahib)

2 comments:

Tawel-Sensei said...

Apasal aku tak boleh komen kat kau punya entry sebelumnya? Jadi terpaksalah aku komen di sini.

Komen aku:
1) Link tu (ghazali.org) tak boleh pakai lah..error (403 forbidden).
2) Kau patut promote laman itu kat Pak Lah sebab dia sedang mencari-cari 'mana dia Al-Ghazali'. Tolonglah Pak Lah untuk mencapai impian dalam puisi 'Ku Cari Damai Abadi' itu.

astronomy charts said...

Well done on a nice blog Shafiq Ayman. I was searching for information on astronomy telescopes and came across your post My Beloved Son - not quite what I was looking for related to astronomy telescopes but very interesting all the same!

Well, it's a new year - in fact it's almost the Chinese New Year. I'm still putting together astronomy lesson plans for the first and second semesters. This year the budget allows us to purchase a new telescope for the science group. That's great so we're still juggling the numbers how to get best bang for the buck! Not the 'big bang' you understand LOL. I'm coming down on the side of the Meade LX200GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Let's wait and see.

If you do have a moment, please take a look at my new site on: Astronomy for Kids .

A happy new year to everyone!