The Light Of Intelligence And Reason

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

Nature has endowed man not only with a form in proper proportion, but has at the same time given him an inward form, equally balanced. It is this inward equipment which distinguishes man from the other animals. It is this which generates in him the light of intelligence and reason.

“God hath brought forth you out of your mother’s womb with little knowledge of anything, but hath given you hearing and sight, and heart that haply ye might render thanks.”

Surah: Al-Nahl (Bees) – Chapter: 16 – Verse: 78