The astute Hanafi scholar and authority of Hadith Abu Hafs Najmuddin ^Umar Bin Ahmad Bin Luqman An-Nasafiyy (461AH-537AH) said:
The people of truth said: The realities of things exist firmly and knowing them-- contrary to what the Sophists say-- is established.
The reasons of knowledge for the creations are three the sound senses, the truthful news and the mind. The senses are the hearing, the sight, the olfaction (smell), the taste and the touch. With each of these senses one encounters that which it was created for.
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