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  • Obligation Of Knowledge

    Posted by Abdur Rahman on February 11, 2023 at 4:25 am


    Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

    طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ

    Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.

    Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 224, Grade: Sahih

    More hadiths of this category –

    A muslim will pray five times a day but he also have interest in seeking knowledge, understanding sects etc so that he does not get deceived by numerous deviated clerics and their ideologies.

    If he seeks more knowledge then Allah will catch him more strictly on day of judgement or might be in this world.

    This might sound little funny but should he seek knowledge or not seek too much knowledge. ?

    Jazakallahu khairaa.

    Umer replied 1 year, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Obligation Of Knowledge

    Umer updated 1 year, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator February 12, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Everyone should seek knowledge according to their means.

  • Abdur Rahman

    Member February 12, 2023 at 11:54 pm

    Please define “means” because in today’s age any information that is digitized is few taps or clicks away across the globe.

    Also, is there any limit to seeking knowledge ?

  • Umer

    Moderator February 13, 2023 at 2:01 am

    This thirst to seek knowledge in innate within everyone of us but the intensity, skills and resources may vary from person to person. Everyone follows a path according to their innate sense, skills and resources in seeking this knowledge. It is impracticable to design a scenario where a person should withhold himself from seeking knowledge because of future ramifications. This is against Human nature and against the spirit of religion as well.

    Ahadith talk about religious knowledge which is necessary for every human being to know their religion and to act upon it. The rest is upto to the individual, according their natural proclivities to knowledge and their skills and resources.

  • Abdur Rahman

    Member February 13, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Will the person be judged strictly on day of judgement for gaining extra knowledge. If yes, then what are those reasons that will make extra knowledge a burden on day of judgement ?

    • Umer

      Moderator February 13, 2023 at 11:49 pm

      Just the way intentional evasion to basic knowledge of religion can become a burden for the individual on the day of judgement, similarly intentional misaction, silence or misrepresentation done from that knowledge gained can also become a source of accountability. It is not the knowledge itself which becomes a burder, but the attitude towards knowledge and our actions after gaining that knowledge which can cause accountability on the day of judgement.

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