Islam: Importance of Knowledge

by | Feb 25, 2015

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Knowledge is power and Islam is a religion of knowledge. Islam gives too much importance on seeking knowledge. Knowledge is a key to success. Without knowledge we can achieve nothing. Seeking knowledge is better than any treasure in the world. It protects you from many difficulties. It has many benefits in this world and also in here after.

References From Hadith:

The Prophet (S.A.W.) says: “It is obligatory for every Muslim to acquire knowledge. Allah likes those who seek knowledge”.
(Usulul Kafi, p.15)
The Prophet (S.A.W.) says: “Learned discussions enliven the dead hearts provided they lead to Allah and His commands”.
(Usulul Kafi, p.20)

Knowledge in Islam

Seeking knowledge is a key of entering in the paradise. It shows you the right path. It is the key to success.

The Prophet (S.A.W.) says: “Allah opens the path of Paradise to one who takes a step on the path of acquisition of knowledge”.
(Muniatul Murid, p.11)

The Prophet (S.A.W.) says: “Acquire knowledge even if it be in China”.
(Biharul Anwar, vol. 1, p.57)

Imam Ja’far Sadiq, (A.S.), says: “Knowledge and action are associated with each other because whoever possesses knowledge acts upon it and the knowledge and wisdom of the one who puts them into practice remains unimpaired. Knowledge is a Divine voice which invites its bearer to act upon it. If he accepts its invitation and acts his knowledge lasts but if he does not give a positive response it forsakes him”.
(Usulul Kafi, p.22)

It is also said that:

“A scholar is like a person who always observes fast and offers prayers and he is like a mujahid who sacrifices his life in the cause of Allah. As and when a scholar dies a breach takes place in Islam which cannot be filled till the Day of Judgement”.
(Biharul Anwar, vol.1, p.82)

Islam supports knowledge

Imam Ja’far Sadiq, (A.S.), says: “On the Day of Judgement Allah will be pleased with a person who honors and respects a Muslim scholar; and He will be annoyed with one who insults a Muslim scholar”.
(Biharul Anwar, vol.1, p.82)

Hazrat Ali said:

What you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth
disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you.”

Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S).

We must realise how Islam supports gaining and spreading knowledge.

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