Importance of Islamic Education 

The Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam 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)

Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated that The Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Whoever seeks a way to acquire knowledge Allah will make easy his way to paradise.” (Muslim) Also Anas Radiyallahu ‘anhu related that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Seeking of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” (Ibn Majah)

Imam Ahmad Rahimahullah would say: “We will accompany the inkpot until our death.

Jabir Ibn Abdullah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “People are of different substances, the best of them in the Jahiliyah (A state of ignorance), are the best in Islam, if they gain ‘Ilm (knowledge).” (Ahmad)

Hudhaifah Ibn al-Yaman Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “The excess of ‘Ilm (knowledge) is better than the excess of Ibadah (worship), and the best of your religion is the wara (piety, self restrain).” (Tabrani)

Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu ‘anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said to a group of companions, “When you pass by the meadows of Paradise indulge freely in it! They said: O Messenger of Allah! What are the meadows of Paradise? He said: The circles of ‘Ilm (knowledge).” (Tabrani)

Ubadah Ibn as-Samit Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “He who does not respect our elders, and does not have mercy on our children, and does not honor our scholars, is not of my Ummah.” (Ahmad)

Abu Bakrah Radiyallahu ‘anhu reported that, I heard the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: “You should either be a scholar, or a student, or a listener, or a lover of ‘Ilm (knowledge) and scholars, and you should not be the fifth which will make you perish. Ata (Rahimahullah) said, Misar (Rahimahullah) said to me: You added a fifth point which we did not have. The fifth point is: To hate ‘Ilm and its people. (Ulama)” (Tabrani)