The Value of Knowledge and Acquintance.

The basic need for anyone who desires salvation and a life of worship and devotion is to acquire knowledge and acquintance as this is the origin of everything on which depends all success. Knowledge and worship are so valuable and priceless gems that they form the subject-matter of all the compilations of the learned writers and of the speeches and sermons of the erudite religious scholars. The entire activities around us are devoted to the diffusion of the light of knowledge and learning. Exalted Allah revealed heavenly scriptures and sent down Prothets (May peace and blessings shower upon them). In fact Allah created all things and all things of the world and the heavens for the sake of knowledge and worship. The Quran says:

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ يَتَنَزَّلُ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُنَّ لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا

English Translation:

“It is Allah who has created the seven heavens and the earth the like thereof. The commandment comes down among them slowly that you may know that Allah is able to do all things and that Allah surrounds all things in knowledge.”

(Surah Talaq : Ayah 12)

(The Best Way for Worshippers [Minhj al Abideen] – Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al Ghazali)

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