Saturday, August 13, 2011
RAMADHAN DAY 13!
Knowledge is something very vast, limitless and can be found everywhere. But the question is, have you been seeking knowledge? Or best, have you been seeking spiritual, Islamic knowledge to upgrade your deen and taqwa to Allah?
Most people often think that knowledge only comes from your high school textbooks. WRONG! What you learn from your textbooks isn’t the only source of knowledge! Even those FAQs and “how to upload photo on Facebook” you Google are also considered as knowledge ;D If knowledge is that easy to require, why not learn something new about Islam, your God Allah or even our beloved Prophet Muhammad today?
"Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim." Truer words have never been spoken!
When the Quran began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was 'Iqra' that is, read. Allah says:
"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 (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not" (96: 1-5)
Knowledge is so important that seeking it is a COMMAND from God. He has given you the perfect “tools” to acquire knowledge.
"And Allaah has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allaah)" (16:78)
And by “tools”; yup, those are your senses! Wise them to the fullest to seek precious knowledge! ♥
Since knowledge is LIMITLESS, how should we, Muslims, know which knowledge is best to acquire first? The most important knowledge that a Muslim must seek is the knowledge of “syirik / shirk” and all that relates to it. You must first learn and understand God and your religion, so know your priorities! Academic and wordly knowledge is as important as we need to live, and knowledge operates how we live (even methods of brushing our teeth requires knowledge, yes?)
And did you know that seeking knowledge is a form of Ibadah? Paradise waits for knowledge seekers!
"Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him." (Al-Bukhaari)
Personally, I like gaining knowledge and information about Islam from the interwebz, especially from Youtube.com. There are many credible and awesome speakers from all over the world, plus it's more entertaining to see visuals. Look around and you might find really good ones!
Last words: Don't stop seeking knowledge, even if takes you to China! Imagine yourself holding a BIG empty container or somesort, and each knowledge is represented by a piece of grain. Your mission is to fill up the container as much "grain", so don't ever give up on doing it and while you're at it.