Al-Hikmah

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Al-Hikmah Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating Islamic sciences in a modern context. 

What is al-Ḥikmah? 

In Arabic, ḥikmah is translated as “Wisdom”.

Allah ﷻ says the “And whosoever is given wisdom, surely he has been given an abundance of good.” (2:269)

The exegetes of the Qur’ān have offered many explanations as to what is meant by “wisdom” in this verse. Some are: 
1- Having in depth knowledge of the Qur’ān
2- Knowledge of the shar’īah
3- Sound understanding
4- To be correct in our speech and actions
5- The fear of Allāh ﷻ

Imām al-Ṭabarī comments that ‘wisdom’ in this verse means to be correct in our speech and actions. He further explains that all of the other explanations are complementary to it; because to be correct in our affairs, we must have sound understanding, knowledge of the shar’īah, and the fear of Allah ﷻ. 
(Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī)

Abdullah ibn Mas’ūd, one of the most knowledgeable disciples of Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ, has said: “The root of wisdom is the fear of Allāh ﷻ”.
(Bayhaqī fī shuʿab al-‘Imān) 

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Our Philosophy
We believe that knowledge is the starting point in recognizing our Creator and that practice is the main component that will lead us closer to Him. Therefore, we strive to disseminate Islamic knowledge with a strong emphasis on spirituality and practice.
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