ummtaalib Posted January 10, 2017 Report Share Posted January 10, 2017 Status of Knowledge in Islam The teachings of the religion of Islam came to us well over 1400 years ago. From the very beginning of revelation, there was an emphasis on seeking and acquiring knowledge. The first words of revelation which the Angel Jibril ‘alayhi’l-salaam came with to our Beloved Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was ‘Read’! and the ayah is as follows: اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ “Recite in the name of your Lord who created-.” [Surah Al – Alaq :1] And provided him with the tools for acquiring knowledge, namely hearing, sight and wisdom. Allah says: وَاللَّهُ أَخْرَجَكُمْ مِنْ بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۙ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ “And Allah has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allah)" [Surah Al-Nahl :78] Allah ta'ala shows us a Du'a رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا "Rabbi zidnee 'ilmaa O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge" [Surah Ta-Ha; 20:114] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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