- Islamic Knowledge:
Seeking knowledge is the best of deeds when intention is sound. Everyone should seek of Islamic knowledge as much as he needs to carry out his religious duties.
Islam is the religion of knowledge.
The first ayah of the Quran says us to Read (al-Alaq 96:1). Allah says that Himself, the angels and scholars witness to His Oneness (al Imran 3:18). A knowledgeable person fears Allah as he understands Allah’s signs (Fatir 35:28). The scholars occupy a noble status in Islam (al-Mujadilah 58:11).
Allah says: “Say: ‘are those who know equal to those who know not?’ It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e., get a lesson from Allah’s signs and verses).” [Quran 39:9]
Having proper Islamic knowledge is a blessing from Allah. The Prophet (s) said: “When Allah wishes good for a person, He makes him understand the religion.” (Bukhari 69)
- Benefits of learning and sharing Allah’s Messages (Knowledge):
Appropriate knowledge of Quran and Sunnah and their implementation help us being in the right path and ensure pleasures of Allah. Moreover, people may be benefitted from a person who propagates the true message of Allah.
A lengthy hadith reveals the superiority of the scholars, which is like the superiority of the moon over all other heavenly bodies. It says that gaining knowledge is earning a Prophetic share and seeking knowledge is a way to Paradise. Angels and living creations (like fishes) pray for forgiveness of the scholars (Tirmidhi 2606).
The Prophet (s) said, “Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him.” (Bukhari, Kitab al-ilm, 10)
Sharing beneficial knowledge and Allah’s messages bring great benefits, we know that a person gets the reward for this even after his death (Muslim 1631).
The Prophet (s) said, “Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in the slightest.” (Muslim 2674)
- Striving to gain Knowledge:
We must try our best to learn Islamic knowledge, mainly Quran to understand Allah’s messages, Hadith, Aqeedah and Shariah. Reading Quran, learning and teaching it, are among the best deeds.
The Prophet (s) said: “There should be no jealousy except between two people, a man to whom Allah has given (knowledge of) the Quran, so he recites it night and day, and a man to whom Allah has given wealth, so he spends it (in good deeds) night and day.” (Muslim 815)
All the great scholars provided tremendous effort in learning Allah’s messages (Quran and Hadiths) and did extensive researches for our benefits. They are rewarded and so do all the knowledge seekers. We should pray to Allah for increasing our knowledge.
Our intention would be acquiring the correct knowledge from Quran and Hadiths, teaching that to people, and seeking reward with Allah. We would do this for the sake of Allah.