Islam places great stress on seeking knowledge and education. Islam called upon seeking out knowledge on all the levels. The first word of the Qur`an, revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a commandment to read, which highlights the importance of science and learning.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Seeking knowledge is a compulsory on every Muslim.”  (Ibn Majah)
He also said: “Whoever follows a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make his path to paradise easy.” (Abu Dawud)
In Islam, education process derives its pillars from the Holy Qur’an and Prophetic traditions, and sayings of Companions, followers and the opinions of pedagogy scholars. From this balanced blend, the Islamic education derived its objectives, elements, means and methods, in the context of integrated system organized by Islamic teachings.
Education process in Islam is a process of building and directing individuals to reach its maturity. For this aim, messages were revealed and messengers were sent to build individuals spiritually, mentally and physically, in the light of balanced system that enables them to perform his duties.

Enjoy watching this video from the Inspired by Muhammad Campaign by Akram Khan-Cheema talking about education as inspired from the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

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