Islam and Education

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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:


 ”And Allah taught Adam all the names…” (2:31)

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.


 ”Are those who have knowledge equal to those who do not have knowledge?!”(39:9).

The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) has also emphasized the importance of seeking knowledge in different ways:

  (a)   TIME:  

“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

(b)   PLACE:

“Seek knowledge even if it is far as China.”

(c)   GENDER:

“Seeking of knowledge is a duty of every Muslim”


About the author


My name is Sayed Ahmad.I am a free Lancer. I have worked in different fields like {administration,Finance,Accounts,Procurement,Marketing,And HR}.It was my wish to do some thing for women education and women empowerment .Now i am a part of a good team which is working hard for this purpose..

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