Importance of Knowledge In Islam

on Friday, August 2, 2013

Islam is the religion of knowledge. The first verse of Qur’an to be ordered perusing, which is the key to knowledge.

“Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has made (all that exists). He has made man from a lump (a bit of thick coagulated blood). Read! Also your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the composition) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not” [al-'alaq 96:1-5]

Allah made man and gave him the device for procuring knowledge, specifically sight and intelligence.

“What’s more Allah has carried you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. Furthermore He gave you listening to, sight, and hearts that you may offer gratitude (to Allah) [al-Nahl 16:78]

As a result of the imperativeness of knowledge, Allah summoned His Messenger to look for a greater amount of it.

“What’s more say: ‘my Lord! Build me in knowledge”[Ta-Ha 20:114]

Islam calls us to look for knowledge. The Prophet made looking for knowledge a commitment upon each Muslim, and he illustrated that the prevalence of the person who has knowledge over the person who just venerates is like the prevalence of the moon over each other eminent figure. He said that the researchers are the heirs to the Prophets and that the Prophets did not abandon dinars and dirhams (i.e., cash), rather their legacy was knowledge, so whoever procures it has picked up an extraordinary allotment.

Moreover, the Prophet said that looking for knowledge is an approach to Paradise.

“Whoever takes after a way in the hunt for knowledge, Allah will make a way to Paradise simple for him.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-’ilm, 10)

Islam calls us to study different varieties of useful knowledge. Limbs of knowledge change in status, the most astounding of which is knowledge of sharee’ah, then knowledge of drug/medicin, then the different fields of knowledge. The best of all limbs of knowledge are the sciences of sharee’ah through which man comes to know his Lord, and his Prophet and religion. This is the knowledge with which Allah honored His Messenger; He taught it to him with the intention that he may show it to humanity:

“Surely, Allâh gave an extraordinary favor on the adherents when He sent around them a Messenger (Muhammad) from within themselves, bringing unto them His Verses (the Qur’ân), and decontaminating them (from sins by their taking after him), and training them (in) the Book (the Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah [the intelligence and the Sunnah of the Prophet (i.e. his lawful ways, comments and demonstrations of worship)], while soon after that they had been in show error”[aal 'imraan 3:164]

There is no goodness in knowledge which is not affirmed by activity, or expressions which are not affirmed by deeds:

“O you who accept! Why do you say that which you don’t do? Generally scornful it is with Allâh that you say that which you don’t do”[al-Saff :2-3]

Knowledge carries an incredible prize. The person who focuses the best approach to something great is like the person who does it. The point when the knowledgeable individual dies, his prize with Allah does not stop, rather it presses on to build so long as individuals profit from his knowledge. The Prophet said:

“The point when a man leave this world, all his deeds arrive at a finish with the exception of three – a progressing philanthropy, advantageous knowledge or a noble offspring who will appeal to God for him.”

(Depicted by Muslim, 1631)

In the Islamic hypothesis of knowledge, the term utilized for knowledge in Arabic is ‘ilm, which has a much more extensive implication than its equivalent words in English and other Western dialects. “Knowledge” misses the point of communicating all the parts of ‘ilm. Knowledge in the Western world implies qualified information about something, perfect or physical, while ‘ilm is an all-gripping term blanket hypothesis, activity and training. Highlighting the significance of this term in Muslim human advancement and Islam, says that it gives them a different shape. The Prophet said that looking for the knowledge of the Religion is mandatory on each Muslim (Al-Bayhaqiy.) Obligatory knowledge is of two sorts: Obligatory upon every single and compulsory upon some in a group of Muslims.

The guideline behind what is compulsory for the distinct is that he should take in to ensure him from sins and let commitments alone for obliviousness. What is required relies upon the distinct’s circumstances; some that are imparted and some that are definitely not. Everyone must study the essentials of convictions and what negates one’s Islam, and how to ask.

One must likewise study how to spend Ramadan, how to pay zakaat when one possesses the required amount of fortune, hoe to go to Hajj. In the different events like marriage and separation, one must study how to do follow the Islamic teachings so as not to fall in sin. This type of  knowledge falls under the classification of knowledge called “fiqh”, with the exception of that the later researchers don’t acknowledge the knowledge of the Islamic convictions as a component of fiqh, however as a divide field of knowledge; a divide claim to fame.

An additional imperative class of knowledge, that may be compulsory on certain people, is the means by which to purge the heart of untruthfulness, desire and pride. This is whether one is not fit to dispose of such undermining without studying their cures.

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