Intellectual Search

“An institution dedicated to proceeding beyond known limits must be committed to independent thinking. In a university scholars engage
both orthodox and unorthodox ideas, seeking truth and understanding wherever they may be found” (Aga Khan IV, 1993, AKU)

The man of faith, who fails to pursue intellectual search is likely to have only a limited comprehension of Allah’s creation. Indeed, it is man’s intellect that enables him to expand his vision of that creation (Aga Khan IV, 11th November 1985, AKU)

To quote the great physician and philosopher, Ibn Sina: “My profession is to be forever journeying, to travel about the universe so that I may know all its conditions.” (Aga Khan IV, 16 March 1983, AKU)


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