The word “education” means knowledge, training, ability or instructions. Educating is the imparting and acquiring of knowledge, especially at a school or a similar institution.
After all, what is education, but a process by which a person begins to learn how to read?
It gives us knowledge which is shown in abilities gained through education. It gives us training and instructions in a particular subject, for example, health etc. One who gives education is called an education or instructor.
It is a very vast topic: “can education help becoming a responsible citizen?” Until and unless a person gains knowledge about the surroundings, he can not be defined as good or bad. Education plays an important role for becoming a responsible citizen. Quaid-e-Azam said: “Education is a matter of life and death for Pakistan. The world is progressing so rapidly not only shall we be left behind others but many will be wiped out altogether.” (Sep.26, 1947, Karachi)
Quaid-e-Azam’s quote tells us about the importance of education for a Pakistani. Education is the wealth of a nation, needed to become successful. “God gives dignity and makes high in rank those of you who believe, and those who’re given knowledge.”
Man is the central figure of the universe. When he is equipped with knowledge, he proves to be a wonder. Knowledge strengthens our beliefs. Knowledge of all kinds that is beneficial to humanity should be acquired with zeal. It has been beautifully summed up in the Holy Quran:
“In the creation of heaven and the earth, in the alternations of day and night, in the ships that sail and benefit the men, in the clouds, in the rain ---- there are signs for those who think, understand and believe.”
Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) laid great stress on seeking knowledge. He raised the degree of learning seventy times higher than prayers. He declared that the faith of a person who pays respect to another for...