The tradition of acquiring knowledge begins from our
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His constant prayer was:
Grant me knowledge of the ultimate nature of things!”
This prayer is not only an expression of an intense
desire for knowledge but a humble acceptance that all
the knowledge is from God.
In this newsletter we will look at the perspective of
the Quran on acquiring knowledge about the nature of the
all the things around us.
The concept of knowledge in the Quran
Quran tells us that the real purpose of knowledge is
in giving the students an understanding of the natural
world around them, an appreciation and respect for the
nature as a gift of God and a deep sense of
responsibility that this knowledge must only be used for
the benefit of humankind.
In this essay Ahmad Ibrahim explores the concept of
acquiring knowledge in the Quran
Knowledge and Religious Experience
This is an excerpt
from a lecture by Allama Mohammad Iqbal published in the
book The Reconstruction of Religious Thoughts in Islam.
Iqbal observes that religion is not a departmental
affair; it is neither mere thought, nor mere feeling,
nor mere action; it is an expression of the whole man.
Economy and Pleasant Life
In this article Dr. Tanveer
Hussain discusses the how knowledge (ilm), and
reflective thinking (tafakkur) are important for sound
economy and a pleasant life.
Parable of the Quran: Guidance of scriptures
In this essay, Saif Manzoor examines a parable from
Quran, in which God tells us how guidance from the
scriptures illuminates the human heart. click here to
Life of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Any discussion on the
education of Muslims of Pakistan or South Asia is
incomplete without the mention of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
This is an excerpt from an essay by Akhtar Hameed Khan.
Book Review: Denizens of Alien Worlds
A Study of Education, Inequality and Polarization in
Pakistan by Tariq Rahman.
Attribute of Allah: Al-Alim
Allah is the source of all the knowledge. One of His
beautiful names is Al-Alim.
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