Blog on Islam has given great importance to the process of seeking knowledge. If we look at the first five verses reveal from the Holy Qur’an, we can see that the word “اقـــــرأ” (read) is repeat two times, the word “قـــــلــــم” (pen) is mention once and the word “عــــلَّـم” (teach) is repeat twice.

Let us have a look at the following verses in Surah Al-‘Alaq. “Read in the name of your Lord Who create.  He created man from a clot. Read and your Lord is the Most Honorable. Who taught by the pen. Taught man what he knew not.” (Qur’an 96:1-5 ).

Blog on Islam makes it a religious duty upon Muslims to seek knowledge. Seeking knowledge with the intention of benefiting oneself and the people is reward like performing additional prayers or fasting. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Seeking Knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim.” (Ahmed).


Whoever seeks knowledge and help other people to learn will get unaccountable rewards from Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) will grant him high ranks in this world and the Hereafter.  “Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have been granted knowledge to high ranks.” (Qur’an 58:11),

Knowledge is more important than wealth and property. No wonder, knowledge is among the important things which Allah (SWT) directed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to pray that he will be granted more of it. Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qur’an: “And say: My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”   (Qur’an 20:114).

Having knowledge should not be a reason for being arrogant. In fact, having more knowledge about ourselves and the world make us feel more humble before the greatness of the creation of Allah (SWT). “It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that fear Allah.” (Qur’an 35:28).

We ask Allah (SWT) all the time for Paradise. Seeking knowledge is one of the things that will surely lead us to Paradise. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever follows a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah makes his way easy to paradise.” (Bukhari).