Islam is a religion that's involved with literacy. When the Quran was the revealed the initial word was Iqra – read, understand, learn. In a cave, outside the Mecca, the angel Gabriel squeezed Prophet Muhammad’s chest and demanded that he read. Unable to read or write the Prophet Muhammad replied,“I cannot read.”
“Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught by the pen, He has taught man that which he knew not.” (Quran 96:1-5)
Prophet Muhammad never learned to read or write however he did perceive the importance of literacy. Although the majority of Arabs at the time were illiterate, they possessed eloquent and a powerful love of words. Arabs were masters of the spoken word poetry, storytelling, memorizing and genealogies. Encouraging literacy was a natural progression.
Muslims believe that the words of the Quran are the literal words of God, and preserving them was continuously of preponderating concern. From the earliest days of Islam, the Prophet’s companions began to write down words of the Quran. They were the written on bark, bone, animal skins, and even stones.
Islam offered them a chance of respect and equality. Prophet Muhammad wisely understood that his new nation would have a higher likelihood of living, and thriving, if its followers were well educated and literate.
After the battle of Badr, the first battle against the Meccan tyrant, the fledgling Muslim army took seventy prisoners. Prophet Muhammad knew that most of the prisoners were literate, and offered freedom to people who taught 10 Muslims to read and write.
The new Muslims began to perceive the importance of implementing Quran’s steerage into their lives. Then, just as currently, literacy allowed the believers to look at the planet around them and ponder the wonders of creation, and the magnificence of The Creator. The followers read Quran to become back nearer to God. They seek information to strengthen their religion. They implement that knowledge to worship God, with actual submission and certainty.
“And that those who have been the given knowledge may know that it (this Quran) is the truth from your Lord so that they may believe therein, and their hearts may submit to it with humility. And verily, God is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Path.” (Quran 22:54)
Prophet Muhammad encouraged his followers to request knowledge. He said that if somebody followed a path in pursuit of information, God would make his way to Paradise simple. He also aforesaid that information was one of 3 good deeds that continuing even when death.
Human beings have minds and intellect. We additionally have the ability of reasoning and also the power just to accept or reject information. God created people with the tools for acquiring information. He taught the father of grouping, Adam, the names of everything. Adam was the learned language skills, and how to use information, selections, achieve goals and make plans. We, the children of Adam, have inherited these skills so that we can exist within the world and worship God in the best manner.
“He taught Adam all the names of everything.” (Quran 2:31)
“And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts, that you might give thanks (to God).” (Quran 16:78)
The pursuit of knowledge is vital in Islam. Prophet Muhammad encouraged his followers to attend learning categories, and he sent teachers of religious text to the remote tribes and way away cities. He sat with his supporters and tutored them the rule of Islam, and he listened attentively, often with tears effluence on his face, to their recitation of the Quran. Prophet Muhammad said best of his followers were people who learned the religious text and so tutored it to others.
The first Muslims established faculties for teaching and learning religious text and Islamic sciences. Islam was practiced secretly for concern of ill-treatment. However, a faculty was set up within the house of a person by the name of Akram. Even now in the twenty-first century, across the Islamic world, students attend faculty named Darul Akram (The home of Akram) in recognition and memory of the Islamic primary school.
Islam holds knowledge, education, and literacy, intellectual pursuits in high regard. Throughout Islamic history, there are many instances of the institution of faculties and universities, and libraries and think tanks. Muslims established theories of education, pursued art and literature, wrote curriculums, and took the concept of seeking information to new heights. In part 3 we are going to check out theories of education and also the institution of faculties and centers of learning.
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