Education :: Highly Important :: Fighting Ignorance

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mendela

Education, Knowledge and Truth are regarded very highly in Islam.

- "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing benefit." (Surah Al-Zumr, Ayah 9)

- "The position of only two persons is enviable; the person whom Allah bestowed wealth empowering him to spend it in the way of righteousness, and the person whom Allah gave wisdom with which he adjudges and which he teaches to others." - Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) [Narrated by Ibn Mas'ud (r.a.)]

- "A single scholar of religion is more formidable against shaytaan than a thousand devout persons. " - Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) [Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Narrated by Ibn Abbas (r.a.)]

The first and most crucial obligation on us is to acquire knowledge and secondly to practice and preach this knowledge. No man becomes truly a Muslim without knowing the meaning of Islam, because he becomes a Muslim not through birth but through knowledge.

Unless we come to know the basic and necessary teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (S) how can we believe in him, have faith in him, act according to what he taught? It is impossible for us to be a Muslim, and at the same time live in a state of ignorance.

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