- S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Knowledge, I believe, is one and indivisible, and to separate lt into parts, into ancient and modern, eastern and western, and ideological and practical is incorrect.
As Iqbal has said :
Talk of modern and ancient is
The sign of narrowness of vision.
I regard knowledge a truth which is a gift of God and does not and should not belong to a particular race or community. I see unity even in its diversity.
That unity is truth, the search for truth, the aptitude for it, and the joy of its realization. I am grateful to the Chancellor and other officials of the University that their choice for this high academic honor fell upon a person who is associated with the traditional system of education.