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The Poem of Al-Ilbīrī on Seeking Knowledge #2

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Abū Isḥāq al-Ilbīrī (rahimahullah) lived in the 5th century Hijri (10 – 11 century A.D).

His beautiful Manzūma known popularly as Manzūmat al-Ilbīrī, is full of wisdom calling towards asceticism and seeking knowledge. He compares wealth to knowledge to establish the superiority of the former.

In this episode, we discuss a few selected lines from the poem. Enjoy and let us know what you think!