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    syed muhammad naquib al-attas Quotes

    But the philosophical and scientific process which I call 'secularization' necessarily involves the divesting of spiritual meaning from the world of nature; the desacralization of politics from human affairs; and the deconsecration of values from the human mind and conduct.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
    Justice implies knowledge of the right and proper place for a thing or a being to be; of right as against wrong; of the mean and limit; of spiritual gain as against loss; of truth as against falsehood.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
    It is like the thirsty traveller who at first sincerely sought the water of knowledge, but who later, having found it plain perhaps, proceeded to temper his cup with the salt of doubt so that his thirst now becomes insatiable though he drinks incessantly, and that in thus drinking the water that cannot slake his thirst, he has forgotten the original and true purpose for which the water was sought.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
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    Man is like an island set in isolation in a fathomless sea enveloped by darkness, saying that the loneliness his self knows is so utterly absolute because even he knows not his self completely.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
    Islam is a religion based upon knowledge, and a denial of the possibility and objectivity of knowledge would involve the destruction of the fundamental basis upon which not only the religion, but all the sciences are rooted.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
    Justice and injustice indeed begins and ends with the self.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
    tags: justice  self 
     
    To know how to put what knowledge in which place is wisdom (hikmah). Otherwise, knowledge without order and seeking it without discipline does lead to confusion and hence to injustice to one's self.
    — Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
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