(And Allah taught you that which you knew not. And
Ever-Great is the Grace of Allah unto you [O' Muhammad]. (Qur'an 4: 113)
Ignorance kills one's conscience and soul.
(I admonish you, lest you be one of the ignorant)
(Qur'an 11: 46)
Knowledge is a light that leads to wisdom. It is life
for one's soul and fuel for one's character.
(Is he who was dead [without Faith by ignorance and
disbelief] and We gave him life [by knowledge and Faith] and set for him a
light [of Belief] whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness
[of disbelief polytheism and hypocrisy] from which he can never come out)
(Qur'an 6: 122)
Happiness and high-spiritedness come with
enlightenment, because through knowledge, one may fulfill his goals and
discover g what was previously hidden from him. The soul, by its very nature, longs
for the acquisition of new knowledge to stimulate it and the mind.
Ignorance is boredom and grief because the ignorant
person leads a life that never offers anything new or mind provoking.
Yesterday is like today, which in turn is like
If you desire happiness, then seek out knowledge and enlightenment,
and you will find that anxiety, depression, and grief will leave You.
(And say: 'My Lord! Increase me in knowledge') (Qur'an
(Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created [all
(Quran 96: 1)
The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
"If Allah wishes good for someone, He gives him
an understanding of the Religion?
Therefore if someone is ignorant, let him not be proud
of either his wealth or his status in society: his life is lacking in meaning
and his achievements are woefully incomplete.
(Shall he then who knows that what has been revealed
unto you (O' Muhamaad) from your Lord is the truth be like him who is blind?)
(Qur'an 13: 19)
Az-Zamakhshari, the well-known commentator of the Qur'an,
said in verse form:
sleepless nights l spend in learning the sciences, are more beloved to me than
the company or caresses of the enchanting woman,
My rapturous exhilaration when understanding a
difficult concept, is more delicious to me than the most exotic drink, more delightful
to me than the sound of a woman's hand on the drum, are my hands on my papers
in order to remove dust.
O' he who tries to attain my level by wishful
thinking, how much difference there is between the one who finds the pain of climbing
to be too much and between the one who climbs and reaches the summit,
“Do I toil through the night, while you sleep through
it, yet you hope to surpass me?"
How noble is enlightenment! And through it, how happy
is the soul!
(Is he who is on a clear proof from his Lord, like
those for whom their evil deeds that they do are beautiful for them, while they
follow their own lusts [evil desires]?) (Qur'an 47: I4)