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Islam & Our World


Islam & Our World


The Prophet (saw) said that seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim whether male or female. This hadith to seek knowledge in Islam has often been interpreted as being all knowledge including worldly knowledge. This interpretation has been argued and it needs to be understood within the context of the Qur’an and Sunnah, in which the meaning of Ilm is knowledge of deen - religion. Therefore we need to find the relationship between religious and worldly knowledge, and how one is linked to the other.

Islam is the complete way of life and everything is within Islam, then how does the Qur’an and Ahadith lead to obtaining worldly knowledge and how does application of this knowledge fit into our religious duties. This is when we investigate further and discover all the avenues of knowledge and basis of science that have been discovered through the Qur’an and Sunnah.

The knowledge of the world we live in and everything around us can only exist by the infinite grace, knowledge and the sublime will of Allah (swt). He has revealed the secrets of His kingdom, bestowing upon us sufficient knowledge of His world in order for us to achieve the means by which we can earn our Rizq - living. However earning a living is a small reward for obtaining knowledge, in fact true reward for seeking knowledge of the Qur’an and Sunnah is to become closer to Allah (swt) and becoming wiser and pious. The great scholars of Islam searched for the knowledge of the world and creation, not for worldly rewards of fame and fortune but to achieve wisdom and intellect. The result was that the first scientists in history came from the Arab world as well as mathematicians and great historians all originated from the land of Islam. The study and development of Medicine also had an Islamic base.

The great Islamic scholars have been unearthing the hidden jewels from the Qur’an and Sunnah for centuries and with it has emerged greater understanding of physical, biological and social sciences.

Inshallah in this extensive section we will be discussing;


  • The links between Islamic knowledge and worldly education. Identifying how the Qur’an and Ahadith are the greatest source of discovery and development and how we need to apply them to understand Man, civilisation, communication and science.


  • Evaluating how Muslim capabilities and talents have long become eroded in the fields of education and development with the loss of the understanding of Qur’an and Sunnah.


  • Focus on the great work of Islamic scholars past and present, which need to be read and referred to by Muslims and Non-Muslims alike.

Once we know Allah (swt), truly read His Words and believe in His infinite wisdom, only then we will truly comprehend His World.