In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
To seek knowledge is a sacred duty,
and is obligatory on every Muslim, MALE and FEMALE. The first word
revealed of the Quraan was "Iqra"
READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated (Male and Female).
Education: Protect yourselves from AIDS:
SEX Education now became very
important to discuss here, since even in Muslim Countries, many Muslims
are getting sexual diseases like AIDS. Do not visit any Un-Islaamic
Websites, which talks about sex, and do not watch or listen any Sexual
things. Even many Muslims Websites may give you wrong information. Only
visit authentic websites.
Before sex both spouses must recite
Bismillah … and after sex they must make Duaa like “Rabee Hablee
Menassaleheen”. رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ "My Lord,
righteous children", (Al_Quraan_037.100).
Education in Islaam
Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
in Women under Islamic Law is the key to the success of society:
If Female is well educated, she can
take care her kids in a better way, and help them do their homework and
if she knows driving as well, she can pickup and drop-off her kids.
Females are after all Human beings and they may get sick, so some of
them must be Good Doctors and Nurses. To teach Female Doctors and
Nurses, some Females must be Good Teachers. In Brief you cannot have a
well decent and educated society without educated Female. If Females
are left behind then it will lead the society poor and backwards, what
is happening in most parts of the world. If Women are left uneducated
the whole race of Muslims may be left uneducated. Wherever Allah
mentioned about education, it also includes Female as well. Female is
the principal part in a family success. To ask Allah for education, “RABBEE – ZIDNEE – ILMAA” is for
Female also. At least, if Females are well educated enough, they can do
good Dawah, while men are busy in their work.
Aisha bint Abu Bakr as Siddiq,
radiallahu anha, was one of the greatest transmitters of Sunnah. And
she did it from behind a screen, in her home. She was a recognized
expert in a number of fields. According to present time, we can say,
she was holding several Ph.D. Degrees in many disciplines.
Speech before Prayers are for both Men as well as Women and is Key to
Educate Ummah including Women:
O you (Men
and Women) who believe! when the call is made for prayer on
Friday, then hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave off trading;
that is better for you (Men and Women),
if you (Men and Women) know; But when
the prayer is ended, then disperse abroad in the land and seek of
Allah's grace, and remember Allah much, that you (Men and Women) may be successful,
Side of NOT Offering Friday Salaat and NOT Listening Friday Speech:
Let us see the dark side of not
offering Friday Prayer. Our Future Generation are totally depend upon
our women. On Friday there is a SPEECH before prayer, which is also
COMPULSORY. Also Friday speech, which includes explanation of Quraan
and Authentic Sunnah, is a LESSON, Religious STUDY time for both MEN
and WOMEN. BUT alas Shaitaan managed to enter the false Hadeeth by
making fool to Ummah, so that WOMEN have stopped going to Masjid for
Friday Prayers and so slowly they forgot and gone away from religious
study, and so our Future Generation is. As you can see how badly our
Ummah is away from the Quraan and the Really Authentic Sunnah, and we
are getting Disasters one after another including Cruel Rulers.
Don’t apply exceptional rules over
general rules like for patients, pregnant women who are unable to go,
etc. Specially, Working Women have NO choice other than do break for
Friday Prayers. Those women who can manage to go for Friday Prayers
without Great Difficulty, must go for it. They must also know when they
are not allowed to offer prayers as well.
has allowed Women to work as well:
And in no wise covet those things in
which Allah hath bestowed his gifts more freely on some of you than on
others: to men is allotted what they earn and to women what they earn:
but ask Allah of His bounty: for Allah hath full knowledge of all
In the above Ayaat Allah has allowed women to work as well. For every specialized work there is specific education/training is needed for men as well as for women.
Because of skyrocketing prices for all things and people’s savings are
falling well behind, so men and women both need to work to help raise
children and make home a happy home by improving their family income.
Those who denied in the past and when they fall into financial crisis
their women starts looking for any kind of work which can help increase
their family income BUT if they could have early planning and get right
education/training as well as experiences a head then perhaps they
might not have fallen into this situation if Allah’s will. Hiring
Robots Firing People is going on BUT Robots and Machines don’t eat
apple and oranges, so apple and orange farms and their businesses will
be bankrupt. A single machine may replace thousands of human BUT not a single human can ever replace a single machine.
Those Nations succeed whose men as well as women work sincerely to
build their nation. Look at Chinese nation how they have succeeded at
present time when whole world is facing huge economic disasters. Men
and Women MUST Work, Work and Work more to survive.
Surah Al-Zumr, ayah 9 reveals: "Are those equal, those who know
and those who do not know?" Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He
pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing
Centuries old monarchy, colonialism
and the oppressive rule of their own people have brought about moral
and spiritual degeneration of Muslims throughout the world. To retrieve
them from this degeneration, it’s about time that the Muslim Ummah
restructures its educational priorities along Islaamic lines,
fulfilling the existing needs as well. By virtue of such an educational
program, the future generations will become the torch-bearers of
Islaamic values and play an effective role in the present world. The
challenges of modern times call for rebuilding the structure of our
educational program on such a foundation as to fulfill our spiritual as
well as temporary obligations. Today we need an education system which
can produce, what the late Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi said, "Muslim
philosopher, Muslim scientist, Muslim economist, Muslim jurist, Muslim
statesman, in brief, Muslim experts in all fields of knowledge who
would reconstruct the social order in accordance with the tenets of
The Muslims today are the most
humiliated community in the world. And should they persist in following
the same educational program as given by their colonial masters, they
will not be able to recover themselves from moral and spiritual
Islaam is our greatest gift. We have
to be thankful for this gift. We have to render to Allah His due. Allah
has given us so much by making us a part of the Ummah of the Prophet
Muhammad (S) so we must totally commit ourselves as followers of the
Prophet (S). We must become true Muslims.
Now how can we become Muslims in the
true sense of the word? First let’s define what a Muslim is. A Muslim
is not a Muslim simply because he’s born one. A Muslim is a Muslim because he
is a follower of Islaam, a submitter to the Will of Allah. We’re
Muslim if we consciously and deliberately accept what has been taught
by the Prophet Muhammad (S) and act accordingly. Otherwise we’re not
The first and most crucial obligation
on us is to acquire knowledge and secondly to practice and preach this
knowledge. No man becomes truly a Muslim without knowing the meaning of
Islaam, because he
becomes a Muslim not through birth but through knowledge. Unless
we come to know the basic and necessary teachings of the Prophet
Muhammad (S) how can we believe in him, have faith in him, act
according to what he taught? It is impossible for us to be a Muslim,
and at the same time live in a state of ignorance.
It is essential to understand that
the greatest gift of Allah – for which we are so over whelmed with
gratitude – depends primarily on knowledge. Without knowledge one can’t
truly receive Allah’s gift of Islaam. If our knowledge is little, then
we will constantly run the risk of losing that magnificent gift, which
we have received unless we remain vigilant in our fight against
A person without knowledge is like
someone walking along a track in complete darkness. Most likely his
steps will wander aside and he easily can be deceived by shaytaan. This
shows that our greatest danger lies in our ignorance of Islaamic
teachings and in our unawareness of what the Quraan teaches and what
guidance has been given by the Prophet (S). But if we are blessed with
the light of knowledge we will be able to see plainly the clear path of
Islaam at every step of our lives. We shall also be able to identify
and avoid the dangerous paths of Kufr, Shirk and immorality, which may
cross it. And, whenever a false guide meets us on the way, a few words
with him will quickly establish that he is not a guide who should be
On this knowledge depends whether our
children and we are true Muslims and remain true Muslims. It is
therefore not a trivial to be neglected. We do not neglect doing
whatever is essential to improve our trades and professions. Because we
know that if we do neglect, we will starve to death and so lose the
precious gift of life. Why then should we be negligent in acquiring
that knowledge on which depends whether we become Muslims and remain
Muslims? Does such negligence not entail the danger of losing an even
more precious gift – our Iman? Is not Iman more precious than life
itself? Most of our time and labor is spent on things, which sustain
our physical existence in this life. Why can we not spend even a tenth
part of our time and energy on things, which are necessary to protect
our Iman, which only can sustain us in the present life and in the life
to come? It is not necessary to study extensively to become a Muslim.
We should at least spend about one hour out of twenty-four hours of the
day and night in acquiring the knowledge of this Deen, the way of life,
Every one of us, young or old, man or
woman, should at least acquire sufficient knowledge to enable ourselves
to understand the essence of the teachings of the Quraan and the
purpose for which it has been sent down. We should also be able to
understand clearly the mission, which our beloved Prophet (S) came into
this world to fulfill. We should also recognize the corrupt order and
system, which he came to destroy. We should acquaint ourselves, too,
with the way of life, which Allah has ordained for us.
No great amount of time is required
to acquire this simple knowledge. If we truly value Iman, it cannot be
too difficult to find one hour every day to devote for our Iman.
Knowledge is identified in Islaam as
worship. The acquiring of knowledge is worship, reading the Quraan and
pondering upon it is worship, traveling to gain knowledge is worship.
The practice of knowledge is connected with ethics and morality – with
promoting virtue and combating vice, enjoining right and forbidding
wrong. This is called in the Quraan: amr bil-l ma’ruuf wa nah-y
Not only should we seek knowledge,
but when we learn it, it becomes obligatory on us to practice it.
Though we must remember that correct knowledge should come before
correct action. Knowledge without action is useless because a learned
person without action will be the worst of creatures on the Day of
Resurrection. Also, action should not be based on blind imitation for
this is not the quality of a thinking, sensible human being.
Knowledge is pursued and practiced
with modesty and humility and leads to beauty and dignity, freedom and
The main purpose of acquiring
knowledge is to bring us closer to God. It is not simply for the
gratification of the mind or the senses. It is not knowledge for the
sake of knowledge or science for the value of sake. Knowledge
accordingly must be linked with values and goals.
One of the purposes of acquiring
knowledge is to gain the good of this world, not to destroy it through
wastage, arrogance and in the reckless pursuit of higher standards of
Another purpose of knowledge is to
spread freedom and dignity, truth and justice. It is not to gain power
and dominance for its own sake.
Obviously, what we may call the
reservoir of knowledge is deep and profound. It is a vast and open
field that is not limited.
It is impossible for anyone to gain
anything more than a fraction of what there is to know in the short
span of one’s life. We must therefore decide what is most important for
us to know and how to go about acquiring this knowledge.
May Allah (SWT) give us strength to
behave and act just as He likes us to do and be pleased with us, and
that should be the purpose of our lives.
– ZIDNEE – ILMA, (O Lord, increase us in knowledge), AAMEEN.