Prophet Muhammad (SAW) spent his life teaching the principles of Islam and the law laid down by Allah Almighty to the people around him. The Prophet’s utmost patience and kindness in his teachings turned the once warring Arab pagans into the best examples of human beings in the world. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) all his life emphasized imparting and receiving knowledge. In fact, the very first word the Prophet received in revelations from Allah was the word “Iqra“, meaning read. To clarify matters, we have gathered a few of the important sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on education. It is a wake-up call for those who deny children, especially girls, the right to education.
On The Necessity of Knowledge
Every Muslim means every Muslim. The Prophet (PBUH) drew no lines there.
On Sharing the Treasure
The Prophet (PBUH) directed Muslims to not only gather knowledge, but also to pass it on for wider benefit of the people.
On A Father’s Best Gift
Not wealth, not gold, not empires, not assets. It is a good education that is the best gift a father can provide to his children.
On The Virtue of Teaching
A good teacher gathers blessings from everyone, even Allah Almighty.
On Striving for Knowledge
The path to seeking knowledge leads straight to paradise.
On Utilizing Knowledge
Just learning is not enough. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) made it clear in his sayings that knowledge not used for benefit was indeed no knowledge.