The topic of knowledge can be widely found within Islamic teachings and practices; So much so that the first commandment and revelation from Allah (SWT) to his messenger prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was "Read, In the Name of your Lord who has created all”.
Narrations from the Prophet (PBUH) tell us of the high statuses in which knowledge seekers are rewarded and over 700 verses within the Quran speak of ‘knowledge’ and its associated words.
But in a world occupied by continuously developing technology, mankind has become both reliant on these gadgets and distracted from seeking Islamic knowledge.
At the same time Muslims in the Western world are too preoccupied with developing open societies to seek knowledge of Islam.
This week’s Islam and Life asks: What importance does Islam place on seeking knowledge?