Where there is use of the buddhi [intellect], there is no Moksha [Liberation], and where there is Moksha, there the intellect is not needed. Samaj [Understanding] is needed.
The history of Science is not a mere record of isolated discoveries; it is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the expansive force of the human intellect on one side, and the compression arising from traditionary faith and human interests on the other.
Ladies and gentlemen, when you paint your lips, eyes, nails, hair, side-beards, or whatever, to look beautiful or handsome, don’t forget your up stairs, if you don’t go up there to put things in order, then, consider the former attributes null and void.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
The naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument.
Pure intellect – that is mental – individualism. But the real knowledge – To know that I am all these. In such a manner every human being is so. What is this divine intellect? It is happening spontaneously in Nature and we are merely the seers. We cannot conceive this phenomenon.
The Sufi way is through knowledge and practice, not through intellect and talk.
The Islamic intellectual tradition has usually not seen a dichotomy between intellect and intuition but has created a hierarchy of knowledge and methods of attaining knowledge according to which degrees of both intellection and intuition become harmonized in an order encompassing all the means available to man to know, from sensual knowledge an reason to intellection and inner version or the “knowledge of the heart.
Deep-rooted beliefs are one of the many consequences of intellect, and also of ignorance; and telling one from the other is sometimes impossible.