Book Review: The First Command

Islam and education are synonymous with each other. That learning is central to Islam is clear from the very first revelation Iqra, meaning ‘read’. There are many Hadiths (Prophetic traditions) which encourage Muslims to seek knowledge even if they have to travel all the way to China. Wisdom, the Prophet said, is the lost property of the believer and he should take it wherever he finds it.Advertisements No wonder early Muslims acted on these commands in letter and spirit and made tremendous contributions to the advancement of science, social sciences and other disciplines. How come the later day Muslims...

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