Seeking knowledge: The Islamic perspective

Fatimah Adetunji
"...Say: 'Are those equal - those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition." 
~ The Holy Qur'an: Az-Zumar 39:9

As my Aunt frequently says that Allah has said in one Hadith Qudsiy: " Know Me before you worship Me. If you do not know Me, how then would you worship Me?" That shows how very important it is to seek for knowledge about His Deen. Would someone who didn't really know the value of something, cherish it the way it's meant to be truly cherished? A good instance is our laptops which we are always so careful with. We even go to the extent of getting a bag specially for carrying it about. Now, why is this??!

...It's simply because we know how costly it is and all the important and profitable works we can utilize it for...

The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه و سلم) said : " Certainly, Allah - Exalted be He, hates those who are knowledgeable in the matters pertaining to the worldly life, yet are ignorant in matters relating to the Afterlife." 
Saheeh al-Jaami' 1879  I Shaykh al- Albaniy (Authentic quote)

        Just the way we struggle to ace our school exams or any other worldly endeavours, we also need to strive harder in the quest for religious knowledge as this is the only way through which we can ace Allah's test; the purpose of our creation and attain His eternal Mercy ( AlJannah). Practically, everything we know has its foundations, which aid in the true understanding of them. Our religion, Islam, is not left out. Its foundations: at-Tawheed, Aqeedah, and Fiqh, are all we need to learn and keep learning about (unending - learning is from cradle to grave!) with the hope that we die in a state of good servants and true believers of Allah. Moreso, knowledge indeed, softens and humbles the heart.

Abu Huraira ( رضي الله عنه) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise. People do not gather in the houses of Allah, reciting the book of Allah and studying it together, but that tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will cover them, angels will surround them, and Allah will mention them to those near him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2699,

Grade: Sahih

       So, dear brothers and sisters in Islam ; let's keep seeking knowledge about our religion. Allah has granted us the privilege to be Muslims - it's not our rights, it's simply by His mercy , so let's not lose this gift which is incomparable to any other in this ephemeral world. What's more - knowledge has become so easy to access (we have to be careful of our sources though) both online and physical. The Holy Qur'an and its various translated versions, for us to read and ponder upon it's meanings, are there for us to purchase or even download freely on our mobile apps. There are also many groups created by our scholars and social media accounts that facilitate the distribution of sound religious knowledge., likewise many good Madrasahs around us that don't charge much.  I implore us all to source for these. 
May Almighty Allah increase us all in beneficial knowledge, overlook our shortcomings and grant us all the best of both worlds (Aamiin).

Ma'a Salaam.

Follow us on Twitter @MssnOyo, Facebook: Mssn Oyo state area unit

 

 

By: Taofeek | 2020-09-22
Hsjszz

Jsjsiss

...Read More
KILL & BURY THE INTENTION OF RETURNING SCHOOLS TO ORIGINAL OWNERS AN ADMONITION TO OYO STATE GOVERNMENT

The attention of the leadership of the...Read More

OWO ATTACK: AN ATTACK ON ALL THE NIGERIAN CITIZENS

We received the news of attack on...Read More

PRESS RELEASE: BLASPHEMOUS ATTACK ON ISLAM, PROPHET MUHAMMED (SAW) AND MUSLIMS BY PASTOR AKINTARO JOSHUA OJO: A THREAT TO UNDAUNTED PEACE IN THE SOUTHWEST/ MADNESS TAKING TOO FAR

The leadership of the Muslim Students’ Society...Read More

Modesty in Islam ( Efficacy of steadfastness in Dressing) - WEEK 4

Synopsis:

- Dressing according to one's Eeman

- Aspiring...Read More

NOTICE OF UNIT WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING/ LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM (UWC/LTP)

As Salamu alaykum,

This is to notify and...Read More

Reportorial conference

The Muslim Students society of Nigeria Oyo...Read More

MSSN advocates for peaceful coexistence in Southern Nigeria

MUSLIM STUDENTS' SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (MSSN), B-ZONERead More

IVC Project Levy payment

October 1, 2020

The Fund Raising Mobilization Committee...Read More

Project

The following are the projects embacked upon by the Area Unit, It is a long and short term projects and your donations is highly welcome to move the Ummah forwards.

©Mssn Oyo Area Unit, Oyo State Nigeria. MSSN OYO ICT & D-netware Technologies