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Significance of education in Islam

16 May 2015 12:30

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Islam places great emphasis on seeking knowledge and education. Especially in today’s world, the role of education has become even more vital. It is absolutely essential for economic and social development.

A Muslim is required to acquire both religious and worldly knowledge. In fact, Islam advocated knowledge at a time when the whole world was engulfed in ignorance.

In a matter of years the early generation of Muslims became a learned and refined people, for Islam had awakened in them the faculty of intellect.

Muslim history abounds with examples of scientific and cultural ingenuity. While Europe was still in the dark ages, religious Muslims were making great advances in the fields of medicine, mathematics, physics, astronomy, geography, architecture, literature, and history documentation to mention but a few.

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