A NOBLE “IGNORAMUS”
If the end result of western education is what we are witnessing, viz. emulation of western culture, atheistic mockery of the Deen and of the people of the Deen and the worship of kuffaar rulers, then for a Muslims it is noble to remain ignorant (of western education).
–Hadhrat Shaikul Hind Maulana Mahmudul Hasan [rahmatullahi alayh]
IT IS NOBLER TO BE A SCAVENGER!
The profession of western education (i.e. the acquisition of secular sciences in western institutions) is worse than the profession of the street-sweepers. The work of scavenging entails external impurity whereas western education entails baatini (Inner, esoteric – pertaining to the Rooh) impurity. Beliefs are corrupted by this form of education.
–Hakimul Ummat, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi [rahmatullahi alayh]