“O Mankind! We created you from a male and a female”

“O Mankind! We created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you” (Al-Hujurat:13)
People should learn from each other, study under each other and share knowledge so that everyone increases in knowledge. Hence, we see that scholars of every field of knowledge are in agreement about that

particular field’s rules and principles. The fact is: when scholars of a specific field of knowledge or science agree to its set of rules and principles, its foundation becomes unshaken and its experts come to a common understanding among each other. On the other hand, a science that its scholars did not come to a common understanding about its rules will continue to have disputes and disagreements among its scholars. In the latter case, this may lead to a heated argument between two of its scholars who may be in agreement about certain issue but not recognizing this and they would appear if they were foes. The reason for this chaos is the absence of a common language. As a race must have a starting before its result can be determined and any calculation will be faulty without having a defined basic principles. For example, Mathematicians have acknowledged and consented, among themselves, to Arithmetic signs, symbols and rules, e.g., “+” is understood as an addition sign everywhere and in every country no matter where its location is on the map of the world and no matter what language its people speak, and the same applies to the equal sign “=”.  Likewise, Musicians have agreed among themselves to the principles and basics of the art of music. Consequently the musical scale is the same everywhere in the world because of this agreement. Chemists have also defined chemistry symbols and gone out of chaos so that it’s very easy for one of them to read formulas written by another chemist even if they don’t speak the same language. This applies to physicians, astronomers, and the people of each science. It’s no coincidence then calling them “people of” as they are the folks who comprehend their specific science’s principles and terminology. It’s amazing that all these rules and terminologies have not been revealed as a whole in a heavenly scripture or been explained by a divinely sent prophet. There has been no divine scripture for mathematicians, nor there has been a messenger sent to explain its principles, neither has a messenger been sent to teach and explain the terminology of medicine, chemistry or astronomy and so on. Each science was first compiled by someone and then followed by another and so on until it became established its scholars settled up.
On the other hand, we find religious scholars, who are supposed to be people of certainty, never settled on a definition or terminology despite of the presence of the Divine succor from heaven and the Mohammedan succor through explanation and clarification to followers of the religion. This is so in spite of the fact that a Divine command was revealed to do just that in the Holy Book sent to us from Allah to His beloved Mohammed, and we are a nation spoken to from Heaven, moreover, Allah has spoken to other people through us saying: “O Mankind”.
O Allah, we ask you -Lord of the Worlds- to aid your slave who is seeking your aid, and bring scholars of the religion to consent, so that they would set up to define what the laymen do in transgression and the elite do in holding what they know, lest the people should hear what they know and become corrupt. You –Glorified- Are able to grant “Scholars” humility that make them ask for more knowledge, and then they benefit others as they thank You. And, please, do not veil them from You by the knowledge –which they claim to have. “..But give glad tidings to those who patiently preserve, and say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return”. We have been afflicted with ignorance but we are patiently preserving. O Allah, lift the calamity from us as we are believers, and make us from those who are excluded, and we will be rightly-guided Insha-Allah.

A-Bbehira wal-Akalim journal, issue #292, dated 1/11/2011