The Importance of Knowledge
The status of knowledge is not hidden in our Religion. It is the basis. Neither the Shari’ah nor one’s servitude to Allaah, which is the purpose behind our existence in life, will be fulfilled without it. Allaah says in Surah Muhammad [47:19]:
فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ
“So know [O Muhammad (SallaAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)] that La ilaha illa-Allaah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah), and ask forgiveness for your sin.”
Allaah first commands the Prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to know, then to act.