In this article we’ll try to shed some light on knowledge from Islamic perspective. Generally speaking, the Arabic word for knowledge is 'ilm, which, in most cases, indicates to Islamic knowledge or matters related to Sheree’ah (Islamic Law). Although, some of the Quranic verses in this article refer to Islamic knowledge, yet they are general in their meaning, and thus can be used to refer to learning in general. The importance of education is a none disputable matter. Education is the knowledge of putting one's potentials to maximum use. One can safely say that a human being is not in the proper sense till he/she is educated. This importance of education is basically for two reasons. The first is that the training of a human mind is not complete without education. Education makes man a right thinker. It tells man how to think and how to make decision. The second reason for the importance of education is that only through the attainment of education, man is enabled to receive information from the external world; to acquaint himself with past history and receive all necessary information regarding the present. Without education, man is as though in a closed room and with education he finds himself in a room with all its windows open towards the outside world. This is why Islam attaches great importance to knowledge and education. When the Quran began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was 'Iqra' that is, read. Allaah says, (what means): "Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not" [Quran, 96: 1-5] Education is thus the starting point of every human activity. Allaah created man and provided him with the tools for acquiring knowledge, namely hearing, sight and wisdom. Allaah says (what means): "And Allaah has brought you out from the wombs...
Importance of Education & Knowledge in Islam
The Importance of Education
To seek knowledge is a sacred duty; it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur’an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.
Religious and Secular (not religious) Knowledge
There are two kinds ofknowledge which are very important for a human being. Secular knowledge (non-religious knowledge) is for day to day problem-solving and religious knowledge is "for a smooth life on earth and hereafter." Religious knowledge included knowledge of the Qur'an and the laws of Islam which was the basis for the Muslim way of life.
The Prophet Muhammad said: "Attainment of knowledge is a must for every Muslim."
Respect for Knowledge
The text of the Qur'an is filled with verses inviting man to use his intellect (mind, intelligence), to ponder (think deeply), to think and to know. To Muslims, "the goal of human life is to discover the Truth which is none other than worshiping God in His Oneness." The Hadith literature is also full of references to the importance of knowledge. "Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave", and "Verily (truly) the...
...What Type Of Investor Are You?
How Investor Profiling Is Changing The Way Investment Advice Is Given
|Over the last few years psychologists have discovered that investors appear to fall into |
|'types', and that knowing what 'type' of investor an individual is can feed into improved |
|investment gains. Jonathan Myers examines the current state of play. |
|Every investor is different, with different financial goals, different tolerances to risk, different personal situations and |
|different desires. From the point of view of investment management, these characteristics are often defined more rigorously as |
|objectives and constraints. Objectives being the type of return being sought, while constraints include factors such as time |
|horizon, how liquid the investor is, any personal tax situation and how risk is handled. |
|Nevertheless, it's really a balancing act between risk and return, with each investor having unique requirements, as well as a |
|unique financial outlook. What must remain constant throughout, however, is the delivery of an investment program that is not |
...The neighbor holds a special status in Islam. Islam encourages Muslims to treat their neighbors in a gentle way that reflects the true and genuine spirit of Islam. It makes no difference whether the neighbors are Muslim or non-Muslim. Ayesha, the Mother of the Believers, stated that she once asked Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), "O Messenger of Allah! I have two neighbors. To whom shall I send my gifts?" Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "To the one whose gate is nearer to you.
A Muslim should maintain good relations with his relatives, but he should not unjustly favor them over others. Further, a Muslim must be good to his neighbors, no matter their religion. But the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us that a "neighbor" is not just the one next door but includes all those up to forty houses in all directions - effectively a whole neighborhood
Being good to neighbors is not only restricted to those who share the same building with you. Your roommate at the dorm is your neighbor; the person sitting behind you or next to you in a bus or at a bus stop is your neighbor; the one sharing your office at work is your neighbor; the person enjoying fresh air next to you in a public garden is also a neighbor. You ought to treat all of those people kindly and socialize with them within the permitted scope of Shariah Islamic
If your neighbors show an interest in Islam, invite them to attend Islamic events, and...
...IMPORTANCE OF SPRITUAL KNOWLEDGE
In this article, I am going to elaborate some facts of life which are based on my own experiences and some Hindu Scriptures. (Not a new thing, every person has to some or the other day pass through this phase of life, either in this birth or in future births to come.)
If one feels the subject boring, then certainly he/she can stop reading, but I can assure you that you have nothing to lose by reading this article. One can agree or disagree with my viewpoint, but the universal truth will prevail, the defect is in our set of mind, upbringing, or more particularly the SAMSKAARS which are imparted to us since childhood.
We live in this materialistic world, and there is blind race in this world for money, name, fame, etc. Such is the cut throat competition that the saying BAAP BADA NA BHAIYA SABSE BADA RUPAIYA holds true.
Our Shastras also say that there are four attainable goals of human beings which are DHARM, ARTH, KAAM and MOKSHA. Out of these, most of the people tend to ignore the fourth one i.e. MOKSHA. We forget that we will not be there on this earth infinitely, and some day we have to leave this body and the soul will move further in its journey. A beautiful Sanskrit quote goes like this:
“DHANANI BHUMAU, PASHAVASCH GOSTHE, BHARYA GRIHADWARE, JANE SMASHANE,
DEHE CHITAYAM, PARLOK MARGE, KARMANU GACCHATI JEEV EK”
It means that when you will die, your property, movable and immovable will...
... This assignment attempts to show the importance of awareness of the security knowledge that will make us more aware about threats like escrow services fraud, spams and spoofing. There’s statistics demonstrates the recent trends of these types of threats that people usually face in the Internet. The impacts mostly negative and sometimes there are big losses. The research studies the potential of cyberattacks to increase loss, scams and spoofing, both locally and worldwide.
Social networking sites turned to be at the top of the targets for attackers. Rafter said (2011), these social network sites are like a treasure trove of prized information for cyberattackrs. The reason why they’re focusing on social network sites is because it has million’s of users which means a lot of fraud opportunities. In such a popular open software applications, it’ll be easier for the hackers to reach and access personal information. One of the newest types of scams is email spoofing. Rafter defined email spoof as fake email messages, that looks like it’s a friend request. It comes with attached file as picture of the account asking for a request. These sorts of emails must carry some type of virus, for example a Trojan horse that steels password and other important information; it works if the receiver clicks on the attachment.
Phishing campaign means, when the email is demonstrating a page that’s shows the login pages of any social...
Since the day we come out of our mom’s womb we start being raised by our parents. They teach us important values and start molding us with the knowledge that probably we would use all through our lives. As we grow and we start acquiring knowledge, we start forming our personality and we learn and adopt what we see in the environment we live in. This could be very helpful because some of the things we learn when we are young help us later in life, but in the field of philosophy this can be very harmful because this knowledge and pre-conceptions will affect the way we see each subject and the way we will analyze it.
We learn new things everyday and we also wonder new enigmas and questions that are currently unresolved or that we don’t know the answers yet. When we face these enigmas and try to solve them, we start “attacking” them with the knowledge we have already acquired, we don’t attack the problem from zero, with a free intellect, and that blocks us from the main objective, that is to acquire knowledge as pure as it can be, without prejudices, without any feelings getting hurt or without the stubbornness we show when someone tries to change something we thought we knew already. Even if we wanted or not our senses and our conscience interfere with the truth, or with the true knowledge.
Using the free intellect has to be impossible, or near impossible,...
Read the following questions carefully and make your choice.
Introduction to Marketing Research
1. Boeing commissioned Harris Interactive, Inc. to conduct a study to determine the aircraft preferences of fliers. Boeing did this because they understood the importance of continuously monitoring the dynamic marketplace and understanding the needs and priorities of Boeing customers. -TRUE
2. Informative capitalizes on the need for “recent” marketing research by providing clients with data on a weekly basis.- FALSE
3. Toyota conducted a secret market research project code-named Genesis which led to the development of the Scion line of cars.- FALSE
4. The Scion line of cars was advertised through traditional channels such as network television and magazines.-TRUE
5. Quick-Track® is a syndicated market research project conducted quarterly to track key consumer behavioral and attitudinal measures for all major fast food and pizza chains in individual markets.-FALSE
6. Marketing research is the systematic and objective identification, collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information for the purpose of assisting management in decision making related to the identification and solution of problems (and opportunities) in marketing. - TRUE
7. Marketing research is classified into two areas—problem identification and problem solving research.-FALSE
8. Sales analysis research is a type of...
...Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)
Samuel Johnson wrote this about education. He was comparing, ignorant but caring, ethical people as opposed to educated and brilliant but selfish and antisocial people, Johnson was stating that, it is dangerous to educate people without a moral compass, or as former President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
"It's like the gun issue. If you teach a person how to obtain and use a gun, but then you also teach and give example of good moral character, you get a safe gun owner/hunter. But if take the same person with a gun and he knows nothing of morality or respect for the power he has, and if he only learns only the value of money, you get an armed robber." Quote by L. Pache
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)
Samuel Johnson wrote this about education. He was comparing, ignorant but caring, ethical people as opposed to educated and brilliant but selfish and antisocial people, Johnson was stating that, it is dangerous to educate people without a moral compass, or as former President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "To...