Knowledge is Sacred
“And of men and AdDawâb (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and cattle, in like manner of various colours. It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh isAllMighty, OftForgiving” (alQur’an 35:28)1.
The Importance of Knowledge:
The default state of a human being is one of ignorance, not knowledge.
“And Allâh has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gaveyou hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allâh)” (alQur’an 16:78)
It is a favor from Allah swt that He provides us with knowledge.
“Has taught man that which he knew not” (alQur’an 96:5)
Acquiring knowledge is an obligation.
Anas ibn Malik reported that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “The seeking of knowledge isobligatory for every Muslim” (Ibn Majah)
Through knowledge superiority of Adam over the angels was proven.
“And He taught Adam all the names (of everything), then He showed them to the angels and said, "TellMe the names of these if you are truthful."” (alQur’an 2:31)
Knowledge is an instrument, not a goal. It should be used to reach a higher goal of worshipping Allahand seeking His pleasure and reward.
Qabeelat TayybahTCE Notes Revolution 3