The Importance of Enhancing Knowledge

  • Seeking knowledge from authentic sources is part of our religion. With knowledge, we can increase the quality of our worship, and become better individuals who would benefit others and contribute to the betterment of life. This is part of our efforts to become closer to Allah.



  • Ensure that we study with many teachers, and not just one. This will expose us to many different opinions and perspectives, and will make us more intellectually and spiritually mature as knowledge seekers. It is also the tradition of our scholars of the past to gain knowledge from numerous teachers.



  • Ensure that we study with teachers who display good character and morals and practice what they preach. A religious teacher needs to be an example of the best conduct. He or she needs to instil within ourselves a love for decency, build our wisdom, and help us to improve our relationship with Allah and with the people around us.