- S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
- OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES
The very first revelation to the Holy Prophet demonstrates the fact that the Lord of the universe has done a great favor to mankind by bestowing knowledge on it from His presence. This initial revelation also mentions one of the greatest means of acquiring and transmitting knowledge from one individual to another, from an earlier generation to the succeeding one. The pen has always been the most widespread means for diffusion of learning since it is through it that knowledge has passed on in time and space, from one nation to another as well as from the past to the present. It is through the pen that all literary creations and libraries have come into existence.