Importance of Education in Islam:
In a society where religion and knowledge in general and science in particular do not go hand in hand, it seems necessary to briefly describe the position of Islam vis-à-vis knowledge, Islam, in theory as well as in practice, has always promoted knowledge. Distinctive mark of human beings over the angels is knowledge:
The first verses of the Quran began with the word:
”Read. Read in the name of thy Lord who created; [He] created the human being from blood clot. Read in the name of thy Lord who taught by the pen: [He] taught the human being what he did not know.” (96: 1-5).
The Qur’an says.
The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) has also emphasized the importance of seeking knowledge in different ways:
“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”
“Seek knowledge even if it is far as China.”
“Seeking of knowledge is a duty of every Muslim”