Explore the emphasis the Islamic verse places on education and knowledge and how it contributes to attaining closeness to Allah in Islam.
What does the Islamic verse say about education?
“Read. Read in the name of thy Lord who created; [He] created the human being from a blood clot. Read in the name of thy Lord who taught by the pen: [He] taught the human being what he did not know” (Quran, 96: 1-5). This was the ayah that was sent to Muhammad SAW and brought by Jibrael.
Why is knowledge important in Islam?
Seeking knowledge is a means of attaining closeness to Allah in Islam. Muslims are encouraged to reflect on the signs of Allah in the universe and to use their intellect to explore and understand His creation.