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25 The Importance of Education in Islam

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The importance of education in Islam has always been and has always been emphasized in both the Quran and the hadith.


It is only that, Allah Almighty Himself also says by showing some signs of His Power to give knowledge to us, humans. Below here is the 25 the importance of education in Islam. Read more about  Law of Playing Music in Mosque, Other Places, and Limitations

  1. Education is obligatory for every Muslim

In the view of Islam, an education is obligatory for every Muslim. As the first word revealed by Allah Almighty to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Allah says in Quran.

“Read: In the name of thy Lord Who created,” (Verse 96: 1)

2. Education is the way to get closer

The education is the way we as Muslims to get closer to Allah Almighty. In Islam, the role of education is very important. Reading is a concept of learning to explore science. In the same Surahs, Allah says.

“Created man from a clot.And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not.”(
Verse 96: 2-5)

3. Believing in the knowledge

The obligation of education is to knowing, feeling and believing in the knowledge of science has also been described in the following hadith.

“Demanding legal knowledge is mandatory for Muslim men and women of Islam”. 
 (Ibn Majah)

4. Education role in the life

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Role of an education in the life of a Muslim is very large. Here, Allah says in the Quran

“Allah (Himself) is Witness that there is no Allah save Him. And the angels and the men of learning (too are a witness). Maintaining His creation in justice, there is no Allah save Him the Almighty, the Wise.” (Verse 3:18)

5. Education is the main source of guidance

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As one of these verses explains that education is the main source of guidance for Muslims. This verse shows that we as human beings need to ask Allah Almighty to increase our knowledge.

“Then exalted be Allah, the True King! And hasten not (O Muhammad) with the Qur’an ere its revelation hath been perfected unto thee, and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” (Verse 20: 114)

6. Education as a tool for attaining faith

Education is also described in the Quran as a tool for attaining faith, the faith of a Muslim. To achieve that, we as Muslims should continue to seek more about that knowledge.

“He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly hath received abundant good. But none remember except men of understanding.” (Verse 2: 269)

7. Everybody can learn knowledge

In another Surah in the Quran, it also mentions that with knowledge possessed by a person even though he is merely a slave. Allah Almighty glorifies them.

“And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, divers hues? The erudite among His bondmen fear Allah alone. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.” (Verse 35:28)

8. The virtue of education

A verse in the Quran explains that every Muslim who has knowledge has a virtue. That virtue is as a director to always be cautious to Allah Almighty. Here, in this verse also explained that only Muslims are intelligent people than an unbeliever.

“Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and standing, beware of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, (to be accounted equal with a disbeliever)? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.”  (Verse 39:9)

9. Knowledge’s charity

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasizes that the charity of useful knowledge will continue to flow to the death. Here are 3 repetitive charity until when we are dead.

“When a man dies, his actions will end, but three, a recurring charity, or knowledge (where people benefit), or a righteous son, who is praying for him (the deceased). “(Muslim)

10. Knowledge that wrote in the Quran

In the Quran also has taught about several teachings, such as about milk production and pulmonary circulation. Allah says in the Quran.

” And lo! in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from betwixt the refuse and the blood, pure milk palatable to the drinkers.”
(Verse 16:66)

11. The Power of Allah Almighty

Do you know the creation of the universe written in the Quran? In one of the following Quranic verses, we will see how great the power of Allah Almighty is when He created the heavens and the earth. Read more about Proper Rules of Cuting Nails in Islam

Which at first unity then it separates and becomes the world we live in. Allah Almighty is a Great God.

“Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?” (Verse 21:30)

12. Knowledge of Who created the heavens and earth

The other knowledge written on the Quran is about Allah Almighty Who created the heavens and the earth. In this verse also explained how Allah SWT creates day and night. This day and night rotation also shows that the earth is round.

“He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh night to succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He constraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?” (Verse 39:5)

13. Other sign the Power of Allah Almighty

In one of this verse, it tells about the sign of the power of Allah Almighty. With this sign of power, we are expected as Muslims to worship Allah Almighty.

“We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).”
(Verse 51:47)

14. Knowledge of flying birds

One of the powers of Allah SWT shown to us Muslims is about the birds flying in the sky.

The knowledge of flying birds is also a knowledge for us as Muslims. If Allah Almighty did not create the air, the bird would not allow it to fly and would surely fall to the ground.

“Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air? None holdeth them save Allah. Lo! herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe.” (Verse 16:79)

15. The knowledgeable people

In one verse in the Quran Allah promises to exalt the faithful who are given knowledge. Read more about 17 Common Rules of Funeral Prayer In Islam

Ibnu Abbas said that Allah Almighty will exalt the Muslims as far as 700 degrees. One degree is equivalent to a 500-year journey.

“O ye who believe! when it is said unto you, Make room! in assemblies, then make room; Allah will make way for you (hereafter). And when it is said, Come up higher! go up higher; Allah will exalt those who believe among you and those who have the knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is Informed of what ye do.” (Verse 58:11)

16. Believer and its knowledge

The education, once again is very important, especially for Muslims. One of the hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that who is a believer and has knowledge is the heir of the prophets.

“Those who are knowledgeable are the heirs of the prophets” (Narrated by Abu Daud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ibn Hibban)

17. Benefits of knowledge

The virtue of knowledge for a Muslim is that he will provide the benefits needed by the people around him. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in one of his hadiths.

“The main human being is a believer who has knowledge. If he is needed, then he gets the benefits. And if he is not needed then he can benefit himself “. (Al-Baihaqi)

18. Right direction of knowledge

An education sometimes gives a right direction and that is good. This is the reward and sin that we receive if our education can be lead a right or wrong direction. Below here is the hadith.

“Whosoever shall guide upon the guidance, for him the reward of the reward of the one who follows it, shall not be minus any of the rewards. Whoso invites unto error, for his sin as the sins of the one who follows him, not minus any of them “(Muslim)

19. Knowledge of life and hereafter

Have the knowledge to connect the world. Have the knowledge if you want to be safe and happy in the hereafter. Read more about 13 Rules of Seeking Knowledge in Islam

And have the knowledge if you want both. knowledge, knowledge, and knowledge really Islam is very concerned with a knowledge of the life of the world and the hereafter.

“Whoever wants questions pertaining to the world, must have his knowledge, and whoever wants to be happy and happy in the Hereafter, he must know his knowledge, and whoever wants both, must have a second science- both also “. (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

20. Give a knowledge is a charity

If you have knowledge of something and you give it to someone who does not know it, you have done (shadaqah) it to him. Here is a hadith about demanding knowledge.

“Demanding knowledge, actually studying is the approach of self to Allah Almighty and teach it to people who do not know it is shadaqah. Indeed science puts its people, in dignity and honor (high). Science is a beauty to the experts in the world and in the hereafter.”  (HR Ar-Rabii ‘)

21. Knowledge better than perform Sunnah prayer

This following hadith says that it is better to teach one chapter of science than to practice one hundred rak’ah sunnah. Here is the hadith.

“O Aba Dzar, you go teach the verse of the Book better for you than the one-hundredth prayer (sunnah) and go teach one chapter of science whether implemented or not, it is better than a thousand rak’ah prayer.” (Ibn Majah)

22. Knowledge teaches us how to respect and behave

Why is knowledge highly emphasized on Muslims? With science will teach us how to behave and maintain self-respect.

“Seek science and study (for knowledge) peace and self-respect, and be humble to the one who teaches you.” (HR Ath-Thabrani)

23. Say it  honestly 

If you give knowledge to someone, let’s say it honestly. Surely punishment in science is more severe than betrayal in wealth. Below here is the following hadith.

“Be honest with each other in science and do not keep each other secret. Truly betrayed in science is more severe in punishment than treason in treasure.” (HR Abu Na’im)

24. The unbeneficial knowledge

In one hadith also mentioned that someone who makes his knowledge unbeneficial will be tortured on the Day of Judgment. Below here is the hadith. Read more about The Law of Cutting Hair While Pregnant

“The one who suffered most his torment on the Day of Judgment is a pious God who made his knowledge useless.” (Al-Baihaqi)

25. Knowledge related to paradise

Knowledge is not only about the world, nor the Hereafter. Knowledge of religion also needs to be learned by every Muslim because with the science of religion we will be able to enjoy the paradise garden.

“When you pass through the gardens of paradise, drink until satisfied. The Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the gardens of paradise?” The Prophet replied, “Majelis taklim.” (HR Ath-Thabrani)

Hopefully, with these 25  the importance of education in Islam can be a benefit and increase our knowledge. Seek knowledge as high and best as possible and give the knowledge to people in need. Inshaa Allah Allah Almighty will elevate our degree.

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