The Significance of Knowledge
Knowledge is the most important thing in man’s life. There are two kinds of knowledge: Religious knowledge and Secular knowledge. These two kinds of knowledge are very essential for the existence of man. Secular knowledge is necessary for his worldly life and religious knowledge is vital for his successful life here and in the Hereafter. Allah says in the Qur’an in Sura 9, Verse 121:
"..........let them devote themselves to studies in religion and admonish their comrades when they return to them so that they may guard themselves against evil." Literacy was highly valued by our holy Prophet. One of his famous Hadiths says, "Seeking of knowledge is the duty of every Muslim."
Acquisition of the knowledge of religious jurisprudence is essential for every civilised and cultured person. Francis Bacon said Knowledge itself is power. Knowledge is the awareness of a fact or a situation. It is a rich and a unique possession that cannot be stolen or plundered. Knowledge doesn't decrease when it is given. In fact, knowledge is power. Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of countless human beings. Those who have wide-range of knowledge and experience can capture power and influence. The possession of knowledge gives them a distinct advantage over the semi educated people. Half knowledge is regarded as 'the curse of god' and also it is worse than ignorance. The growth and survival of mankind depends upon knowledge. From the Stone Age till date, man has struggled to know the unknown. He explored land, water and space by virtue of his knowledge. Man has made progress in all fields starting from science, technology to arts etc. There is no end to the gaining of knowledge, It is only the foolish man who thinks he knows everything. Modern knowledge is very intricate and wide is scope. Thousands of researchers, all over the world are constantly at work to acquire more knowledge for us. But the immense increase in knowledge of...
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