Our beloved prophet Muhammad (SAW) said; “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” [Hadith of At-Tirmidhi]
It is our duty as Muslims to educate ourselves about Islam and to know what is required of us in order to attain success in the life of this world and the hereafter. The more we learn about Islam, the better we can practice our religion and the closer we can become to our creator. Gaining Islamic knowledge means we are able to understand the greatness of Allah SWT and His attributes, as well as what pleases and displeases Him. Studying the life our Prophet SAW, the man who sacrificed everything he owned for us, surely creates love, affection and admiration for him in our hearts.
The more we try to follow him and emulate his lifestyle, the closer we will become to Allah SWT, and as a result have more chance of achieving great success in all aspects of this life and the hereafter, InshaAllah.
Allah SWT has secured limitless bounties and rewards for those who strive in His path to educate themselves about the religion of Islam. Students of religious knowledge have been promised a lofty rank in Paradise, the inheritance of our beloved Prophet SAW, the blessings and supplications of all that exists in the heavens and earth, and a face beaming in brightness and beauty on the Day of Judgement.
May Allah SWT grant us the ability to devote our time and efforts to the study of Islam and the Qur’an, through which we may gain the pleasure of our creator, and embark on the road to Paradise. Aameen.