Thursday, March 8, 2007

I Always Think about Thinking!

It is very interesting as to why the Quran is continuously asking humans to engage in the process of thinking. I don't mean just thinking, I mean really engaging in the process that allows for reflecting and pondering. I at times tend to feel that we have stopped thinking as a community and a world! So when I came across this quote, thanks to Edina, I thought, maybe its not that we have stopped thinking rather that we are not thinking correctly.

Read it and reflect on it and let me know what you THINK! :)

"The world we have created today as a result of our thinking thus far has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them." - Albert Einstein

3 comments:

Ayman said...

Wonderful quote. It takes a lot of effort to step out of the whole picture to be able to reach such a conclusion.

soulafa said...

Jazak Allahu Khayran for encouraging us to think.
I have to admit - I had to read this quote several times to get it. What it means is that we continuously have to think, that we must be dynamic in our approach, and that nothing is ever complete or perfect in this life - that we always have to RETHINK what was thought.
It is indeed amazing that Allah (swt) encourages us to constantly think and ponder. As one small example, we always read the Quran, but always find and learn something new that personally touches our hearts.
I never thought about this all before, and I thank you for the enlightening post.

zee_aks said...

i must say that not many people pay attention to this. i am glad that you have recongnized the importance and the art of thinking stressed in Quran. in the field of philosophy we are encouraged to think a lot n sometimes beyond ourselves. it is an exercise which if implemented opens up one's mind to many different perspective and yet even more, rejuvinating our heart and soul (the seed of our existence)