Benefits of Seeking Islamic Knowledge

Islam has given grand importance to the process of seeking knowledge. Just in the first five verses revealed from the Qur’an, we can see that both the words “اقـــــرأ” (read) and "عــــلَّـم" (teach) are repeated twice. 

Islam makes it a religious duty upon us Muslims to seek knowledge. The Prophet (PBUH) said: 

“Seeking Knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim.”

Whoever seeks knowledge and helps others learn will get unaccountable rewards from Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) will grant him high ranks in this world and the Hereafter.

 "Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have been granted knowledge to high ranks." (Qur’an 58:11)

Knowledge is more important than any other factors, such as wealth and property. No wonder, knowledge is among the important things which Allah (SWT) directed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to pray that he will be granted more of it. Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qur’an:

"And say: My Lord, increase me in knowledge."

Passing along knowledge is also a good deed that will get us great rewards even after death. Whoever leaves behind beneficial knowledge will get rewards as long as people are still getting benefits from his knowledge. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: 

“When a man dies all his deeds comes to an end except for three: an ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge and a righteous son who prays for him.” (Bukhari)