The Ḥikmah Podcast derives its name from the homonym Al-Ḥikmah which includes meanings such as Nubuwwah (Prophethood), ‘Ilm and Tafaqquh in the Dīn, ‘Aql, Wara’ (God-consciousness), Wisdom, sound judgment, and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw).
Hikmah is the quintessence of ‘Ilm (knowledge) and its manifestation. In Intellect it protects from foolishness and leads to wisdom. In practice, it entails sound judgment and perfect moral behavior.
Ḥikmah is also one of the most prominent attributes of Allāh (swt) which is perfect wisdom based on Perfect knowledge and Qudrah. Ḥikmah is the source of all ‘Goodness’ As Allāh (swt) says:
يُؤْتِى ٱلْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَآءُ ۚ وَمَن يُؤْتَ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِىَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا ۗ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّآ أُولُوا ٱلْأَلْبَـٰبِ
Allāh grants wisdom to whoever He wills. And whoever is granted wisdom is certainly blessed with a great privilege. [Surah AlBaqarah:269]
The declared mission of the Prophet (saw) was to undertake Tarbiyah based on the Kitāb (i.e the Quran) and Ḥikmah.
And in Surah Al-Baqarah, Allāh (swt) says
رَبَّنَا وَابْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ العَزِيزُ الحَكِيمُ
Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”
كَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا فِيكُمْ رَسُولاً مِّنكُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِنَا وَيُزَكِّيكُمْ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ الكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ
Just as We have sent among you a messenger from yourselves reciting to you Our verses and purifying you and teaching you the Book and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know.