Quran’s perspective on Education

Reading and writing is a very important part of the religion of Islam, out of the 78000 words of the Quran, the very first word that came from the Allah to our Prophet was “اقرأ” “IQRA”  Mean“read”, and 6000 verses of the Quran. The first 5 verses that were revealed from Allah were also related to education, Allah has said that:

 Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing) ,  He created man from a clot of blood. 3 Read, and your Lord is the most gracious,  who imparted knowledge by means of the pen.  He taught man what he did not know. [Alaq: 1-5]

In another verse, Allah Ta’ala says that:

and Allah will raise those, in ranks, who have believed and are given knowledge. Allah is well-aware of what you do. [Mujadalah: 11]

Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim

It was narrated that Anas bin Mâlik said: “Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim,  [Sunan Ibne Majah: 224]

On the other side, regarding the students who travel to learn knowledge the prophet has said:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who follows a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make the path of Jannah easy to him. The angels lower their wings over the seeker of knowledge, being pleased with what he does. The inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and even the fish in the depth of the oceans seek forgiveness for him. The superiority of the learned man over the devout worshipper is like that of the full moon to the rest of the stars (i.e., in brightness). The learned are the heirs of the Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only that of knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact acquired an abundant portion.”  (Abu Dauood: 3641, Tirmizi: 2656).

After understanding all these things, it becomes clear that our Islam or Quran does not stop us from learning knowledge, but it makes education obligatory for us, so that a Muslim can live his life by learning the essentials of his religion. By following the rules, they will come to know about what is acceptable and unacceptable, what is halal or haraam, and what is good and bad.

The real target of Muslim is the hereafter

Every Muslim should understand this well that the purpose of his coming into this world is not to earn money but while living in this world he has to think about his hereafter,   While living in this world, we have to spend our life according to the rules of Allah and his Prophet, he should also know that after leaving this world, there is another world in front of him, where he has to give account of his past life, there he will get the same result as he did in the world, it means that this world is a copy of a question paper, and the answers in it are all the good and bad deeds that man does in the world, he will get the result after his death in the form of heaven or hell. Quran says that:

So, whoever does any good act (even) to the weight of a particle will see it. And whoever does evil (even) to the weight of a particle will see it. (Zilzal: 7-8).

Virtues of Alim

In view of the goal of the hereafter, education that helps in the hereafter is very important in the religion of Islam, those who learn and teach this have great respect in the eyes of Allah and his Prophet. Quran says that:

and Allah will raise those, in ranks, who have believed and are given knowledge. Allah is well-aware of what you do. [Mujadalah: 11]

the Prophet (ﷺ) who said: “May Allah beautify a man who hears a saying of mine, so he understands it, remembers it, and conveys it.   ”(Abu Dauood: 6660, Tirmizi: 2656)

and in the other hadith:

God’s messenger as saying, “The best among you is he who learns and teaches the Qur’ān.”   (Bukhari: 5027).

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