The Meaning of Hikmah
- Muhammed Vanker

To need to understand the term ‘Hikmah’, we would first have to resort to the Quraan. Doing so, we find many aayaat from which we understand Hikmah is also a revelation from Allah.

“And remember the favour of Allah on you and that which was revealed upon you from the Quraan and Hikmah through which Allah advises you”

(Baqarah: 231)

Allamah ibn Qayyim writes “Verily Allah had revealed two types of Wahi upon His messenger and He had declared bringing faith and practicing on both compulsory. These two forms of Wahi are the Quraan and the Sunnah, Allah says:- “It is he ……” and “Remember that which…” (after quoting verse 34 of Al-Ahzaab and verse 2 of Jumuah He continues) “…. The Kitaab is the Quraan and the Hikmah is the Sunnah according to the consensus of the Salaf”…

(Muqaddamah ma’ariful Hadith Pg 23)

“Say! If you love Allah, then follow me – Allah will love you and forgive your sins”

(Al Imraan: 31)

This however cannot be achieved in the absence of the Hadith.