The Qur’an exhorts the Muslims to do scientific research

27 Mar

” And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein such are

the dutiful.” Surah Al Zumar, 39:33

Every Muslim man’s and every Muslim woman’s prayer should be:

“My Lord! Enrich me with knowledge.” Surah TA HA, 20:114.

The pursuit of knowledge and the use of reason, based on sense

of observation is made obligatory on every Muslim man and woman.

The following traditions of the Prophet(SAS) supplement the

foregoing teachings of the Qur’an in the following way:

(1) Seek knowledge “even though it be in China.”

(2) “The acquisition of knowledge is compulsory for every

Muslim, whether male or female.”

(3) “The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of

the martyr.”

(4) “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

(5) “God has revealed to me, ‘Whoever walks in the pursuit of

knowledge I facilitate for him the way to heaven.’

(6) “The best form of worship is the pursuit of knowledge.”

(7) “Scholars should endeavor to spread knowledge and provide

education to people who have been deprived of it. For,

where knowledge is hidden it disappears.”

(8) Some one asked the Prophet(SAS): “Who is the biggest

scholar?” He replied: “He who is constantly trying to

learn from others, for a scholar is every hungry for more


(9) “Seek for knowledge and wisdom, for whatever the vessel

from which it flows, you will never be the loser.”

(10) “Thinking deep for one hour(with sincerity) is better

than 70 years of (mechanical) worship.”

(11) “Worship without knowledge, has no goodness in it and

knowledge without understanding has no goodness in it.

And the recitation of the Qur’an, which is not thoughtful

has no goodness in it.”

(12) “To listen to the words of the learned and to instill

unto others the lessons of science is better than

religious exercises.”

(13) “Acquire knowledge: it enables its possessor to

distinguish right from the wrong, it lights the way to

heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in

solitude, our companion when friendless; it guides us

to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an ornament

among friends and an armor against enemies.”


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