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Education & School in Islam

[ November 04, 2016 ]

Islam is the religion of peace which has given us guidance in every aspect of life. Islam has given us education with knowledge which has no limits. The Holy Quran is the most sacred book of the Almighty Allah revealed on Prophet Muhammad (SAW), for the upliftment, guidance and enriched messages to the humanity. Education is the knowledge of putting one's potentials to maximum use.

Self-sacrifice and generosity, love of freedom, the resolve for resistance and headstrong perseverance all these are the new values of the new ge

Without education, no one can choose the proper right path as such the importance of education is basically for two obvious reasons. Education makes man a right thinker. Without education, no one can think properly in an appropriate context. It tells man how to think and how to take decisions. The second reason for the importance of education is that only through the attainment of education; man is enabled to receive information from the external world. It is well said that "Without education, man is as though in a closed room and with education he finds himself in a room with all its windows open towards outside world." This is why Islam attaches such great importance to knowledge and education. When the Quran began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was 'Iqra' that is, read. The reflective book of Holy Quran is so rich in content and meaning that if the history of human thought continues forever, this book is not likely to be read to its end.
Every day it conveys a new message to humanity. Every morning, it gives us new thoughtful ideas and bound us in the boundaries of ethics. Islamic Education is one of the best systems of education, which makes an ethical groomed person with all the qualities, which he/she should have as a human being. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) encouraged all muslims to acquire knowledge and share it. He said: "Acquire knowledge, for he who acquires it in the way of Allah performs an act of piety; he who speaks of it, praises the Lord; he who seeks it, adores Allah; he who dispenses instruction in it, bestows alms; and he who imparts it to others, performs an act of devotion to Allah." (Bukhari, Muslim).Today, the muslims are acquiring good ideas, thoughts, knowledge, and skills, from all corners of the world. The world is moving very fast, and in this industrialize world, it is the duty of the teachers to give quality ethical integrated education to the muslim students worldwide, because children are invaluable assets of future generations. The teachers are socially, ethically and religiously bound to realize their duties with earnestness and awaken to the sense of responsibility. Self-sacrifice and generosity, love of freedom, the resolve for resistance and headstrong perseverance all these are the new values of the new generation, which should be taught according to the teachings of Islam. The doors of the school should always be kept open for the sake of Islam, for the sake of the muslim ummah.