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Seeking knowledge


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Seeking knowledge is compulsory on every Muslim.

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Seeking knowledge

  1. 1. • Allaah created man and provided him with the tools for acquiring knowledge, namely hearing, sight and wisdom• In Islam, knowledge comes before action; there can be no action without knowledge• Allaah warns every Muslim against speaking without knowledge
  2. 2. “And follow not (O man i.e., say not or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart of each of those one will be questioned” (Noble Qur’an 17 : 36)
  3. 3. • Knowledge and fear of Allaah is achieved by knowing His signs and His creation “It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah” (Noble Qur’an 35:28)
  4. 4. • The scholars occupy a noble status in Islam, and which is higher than the position of others in this world and in the Hereafter “Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge” (Noble Qur’an 58:11)
  5. 5. • Because of the importance of knowledge, Allaah commanded His Messenger to seek more of it; (Noble Qur’an 20:114)
  6. 6. “Are those who know equal to those who know not?” (Noble Qur’an 39:9)
  7. 7. “And those that have been given knowledge may know that it (this Qur’an) is the truth from your Lord, so that they may believe therein, and their hearts may submit to it with humility” (Noble Qur’an 22:54)
  8. 8. • Islam calls us to learn all kinds of beneficial knowledge• The best of all branches of knowledge is WAHI (Knowledge of revelation) through which man comes to know his Lord, his Prophet and his Religion – This is the knowledge with which Allaah honoured His Messengers; He taught it to them so that they might teach it to mankind
  9. 9. Revealed Knowledge [Wahi] KNOWLEDGE Acquired KnowledgeBoth knowledge should be combined & not to be separated…. Because…
  10. 10. • When Allaah intended to create his vicegerent on earth, He said to the angels; “And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: Verily I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth” (Noble Qur’an 2 : 30)
  11. 11. Then … “He taught Adam (pbuh) all the names (of everything)” (Noble Qur’an 2:31)
  12. 12. KNOWLEDGE FALSE KNOWLEDGE TRUE KNOWLEDGE Eg: Darwin’s Theory Cure for death USEFUL USELESS KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGEEg:To please Allaah Eg: for fame, status, etc
  13. 13. • Islam is “the way of life” which talks about knowledge, learning and teaching in detail• The Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also talks about knowledge in greater detail
  14. 14. Obligation To seek/to search On every Muslim Knowledge• Knowledge should be obtain by the process of “SEEK/SEARCH”• Hence every Muslim is a STUDENT• Seeking knowledge is “obligatory” means it is an “IBAADAH”• IBAADAH : Mode of worshipping Allaah Azza Wajal
  15. 15. The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “When a man dies, all his deeds come to an end except for three• an ongoing charity,• beneficial knowledge• a righteous son who will pray for him.” (Muslim, Eng.Translation, #1631)
  16. 16. Benefit Own self &Others / Society
  17. 17. Imaam Sufyan at-Thawree Raheemahullah’smother said to him when he was a youth: “If you write down 10 word and your faith has not improved, check your self”
  18. 18. We will show them Our signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur’an) is the truth (Noble Qur’an 41:53)
  19. 19. • Concerning the matter of paying attention to the Qur’aan, learning and teaching it, the Messenger (pbuh) said: “The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it.” (Sahih-al-Bukhaari, #4639)
  20. 20. • The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him” (Muslim, #2674)
  21. 21. Feel free to use it this for Daw’ah /Educational purposes !!! For the comments :