Be my Companion?

26 Jul




“Kunn saahib al-kitaab, laa saahib al-kutub”


Transl. “Be a companion of the book, not a companion of the books.”


In other words, rather than have a massive library of books, dedicate yourself to one book in every field and master it.


9 Responses to “Be my Companion?”

  1. UmmZahra July 26, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    That’s so true and boy does it apply to me. I have loads of books that I’ve only read half of or just a few pages.

  2. Editor July 26, 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    I be your companion. :h

  3. Umm Abdullaah July 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    Nice.Jazakillahu khayran

  4. ExEx Blogger July 27, 2007 at 7:36 pm #

    Yup, you are very right. may Allah guide us to the true way.

  5. Umm Khawla July 28, 2007 at 12:41 am #

    Wa Iyyaakum.

    Eddy, I knew you’d accept it. Thank you :$

  6. Editor July 28, 2007 at 11:12 pm #

    You know what? I’ve realised that this goes against the “Victims of Specialisation” theory I’ve been asserting. But eh, it doesn’t simply mean stick to one forever right. It goes to show that once you’ve mastered it, move on to the next field. Sa7? Wallahu a’lam.

  7. Umm Khawla July 29, 2007 at 1:20 am #

    Exactly. Like the post says: “..dedicate yourself to one book in every field and master it.”

  8. musaafirah August 2, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    That’s very true. Now the hard part is in choosing just 1 book from every field…how do you know which one is best to master?

  9. istiqaamah August 13, 2007 at 9:00 am #

    it could also be that al-kitaab is referring to the qur’an, since it is coming in the definite form.

    wa Allahu a’lam.

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