Science today is nothing more than observation. The scientists mainly discern a problem and on the bases of research, followed by extra observation come to an end. As a result, thru observation we can gain the knowledge of art, which is the most essential component of the entire learning procedure.
Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Open the doors of knowledge and wisdom for us, and have mercy on us! O the One who is the most Honorable and Glorious! (1)
Islam is a great promoter of learning and, high spots truly on the eminence of learning. Islam emphasizes its followers to acquire knowledge of Gracious Almighty Allah, also of his creations and His sacred signs, so that they are better able to acknowledge His blessings. The Holy Quran has noticeably tinted the reflection of illiteracy and commands us to preach and teach amongst the illiterate.
Dayta hun Tujhay wasitah mayn piyaray Nabi ka
Ummat ko Khudaya rah-e-Sunnat pay chala day (2)
Translation: O Almighty! Make the Ummah tread the path of Sunnah for the sake of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
Hence, the revelation of the Holy Quran with the announcement to (Read) shows, the class of importance Islam springs to analyze in general, by seeking knowledge and book learning in specific.
Convey on my behalf even if only one verse. (3)
Moreover, this stanza also expresses that, knowledge comes from the hidden treasures of Gracious Almighty, as He is the One who educated writing to mankind and, so the procedures of education we witness today in the world are all blessings of Gracious Almighty and not taking advantage of them in a sense would mean, being unthankful of the blessings that are bestowed upon us.
Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter, We increase the harvest for him; and whoever desires the harvest of this world – We shall give him part of it, and he has no share in the Hereafter.(4)
Protocols of Learning:
There have been different Muslim scholars and philosophers in the past and also today, who have been pronouncing throughout their lifespan, about numerous ways of learning. More than a few of those ways of learning are annulled, because of several codes of conduct. Offspring’s of Adam & Eve Islam is a religion, that firmly monitors the codes of conduct and Muslims intellectuals and scholars, in these circumstances have announced a few protocols for learning.
Yehi hay arzu ta’lim-e-Quran am ho jaye
Har aik parcham say auncha parcham-e-Islam ho jaye
May the teachings of the Quran prevail; this is my prayer
Over all other flags, may the flag of Islam fly higher
Questioning; The procedure of learning begins thru questioning and inquiring is essential for us because, if problems are not queried, issues will go on in the same unsolved way, creating problems. Islamic queries are perfectly supported, by our Islamic scholars and all the issues are resolved with references.
My Lord, bestow me more knowledge (5)
Listening attentively; usually it happens that a person questions and does not remain attentive and focused, which prevents the answer from touching the heart and mind of the person. For that reason, after querying the precise question, it is compulsory to keep quiet and pay attention to the answer responsively.
Adding a footnote to this, A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه (Translator of Quran-Kanzul-Imaan) has stated referring to scholarly saints, ‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says in an authentic Hadis Qudsi, هُمُ الۡقَوۡمُ لَايَشۡقِيۡ بِهِمۡ جَلِيۡسُهُم These are those in whose company one is not ill-fated (6)
Try to Understand; Mostly the answer bounces over the head, which does not mean, that the answer, is irrelevant, but fairly means the individual has not understood it properly. For that reason, enough time and more effort are needed to understand, while we should also thank, Gracious Almighty for granting us the opportunity of obtaining, the true wisdom of knowledge.
And proclaim the favors of your Rab abundantly (7)
Memorizing; after receiving the answer, one should grip on to it and try to learn by heart the answer, so that when such a situation or similar problem, is encountered in the very future, one may perhaps recall his memory and acquire the answer for that similar issue.
We heard and we obeyed, may forgiveness be granted by You, O our Lord, and towards You we have to return. (8)
Teaching And Practice; after attending and understanding the answer, we should further convey that information to others. The confinement of knowledge to one’s self is selfishness and it sojourns the procedure of learning. Furthermore, it is important to act upon, what is learned as it is the best form of teaching, so the answer requires to be implemented in the form of action and preached to others.
Sayyiduna Hasan Basri عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated, ‘The one commanding people to do good deeds and preventing them from evil ones, is the caliph of Allah as well as His Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and that of His book (i.e. the Holy Quran).’ It is stated in a Hadis that if Muslims give up Islamic preaching, cruel kings will rule them and their prayers will not be answered. (9)
Islam is a prodigious supporter of learning and inspires all those who follow the path of wisdom with good intentions. Islam discerns that any type of knowledge whether Islamic or technical, useful for mankind needs to be embraced and cultured. Only on the bases of knowledge and Information, human beings can become more progressive and cultured.
Sayyiduna Hasan Basri عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated:
Man will attain Paradise, not because of a few days’ good deeds, but because of good intentions (10)
(1) Al-Mustatraf, vol. 1, pp. 40 (page no iii welcomes to Islam)
(2) Wasail-e-Bakhshish, pp. 100
(3) Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 462, Hadis 3461 (page no 4 book Call to Righteousness)
(4) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman “Part 25, Surah Ash-Shura, verse 20” (page no 58 book Call to Righteousness)
(5) [Ta-Ha 20:114] page 55 book welcome to Islam
(6) Blessings of Bilmillah chapter page no 5, book (Faizan-e-Sunnat)
(7) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman “Part 30, Surah Ad-Duha, verse 11” (page no 7 chapter Blessings of Bilmillah; book Faizan-e-Sunnat)
(8) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman “Part 3, Al-Baqarah, verse 285”
(9) Ruh-ul-Ma’ani, vol. 4, pp. 326 “page no 5 Call to Righteousness”
(10) Kimiya-e-Sa’adat, vol. 2, pp. 861 “page no 67 chapter Blessings of Bilmillah, book (Faizan-e-Sunnat)”