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Jalees Ahmad, Al Hakam
Indeed, schooling for all shall direct to a brighter future. “Certainly, we believe that that accessibility to training is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty that has plagued economically weak international locations for generations.” (Islamic Ideas on Education and Serving Humanity, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’s handle at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, 8 October 2019)
Now, the entire world celebrates the Intercontinental Working day of Training. It is celebrated per year on 24 January. As the title, Intercontinental Working day of Instruction, suggests, it is a working day to market the worth and importance of instruction.
Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-Common of UNESCO:
“UNESCO would like to devote the fifth version of this International Day to all the ladies and women of all ages in Afghanistan, who have been denied their ideal to master, study and educate. The Firm condemns this significant attack on human dignity and on the elementary suitable to education.” (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000384281_eng)
The Muslim identification and historical past are loaded in illustrations of the two guys and ladies who used their complete lives in the acquisition of expertise. In point, it was a Muslim girl, Fatima al-Fihri, who founded the world’s oldest current college. It was to begin with a mosque, and later grew to become an educational centre. (Hanusch, Frederic Biermann, Frank (2020), “Deep-time companies: Learning institutional longevity from background”, The Anthropocene Overview, 7 (1): 19–41, doi:10.1177/2053019619886670)
The news about women of all ages in Afghanistan being denied the ideal to education comes as a shock, as I’m positive it has to all Muslims all around the entire world. For a country’s inhabitants that is almost fully Muslim, these types of should not be the situation.
The emphasis Islam has placed on the acquisition of knowledge and training is next to none. Muslims are commanded to pray to Allah:
رَّبِّ زِدۡنِیۡ عِلۡمًا
“‘O my Lord, enhance me in expertise.’” (Surah Ta Ha, Ch.20: V.115)
It is recorded that the Holy Prophetsa prayed:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا، وَرِزْقًا طَيّبًا، وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً
“O Allah, I talk to You for useful awareness, goodly provision and deeds that are recognized by You.” (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 925)
Additional, the Holy Prophetsa explained:
مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللهُ لَهُ طَرِيقًا إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ
“Whoever will take a path upon which to attain understanding, Allah will make the route to Paradise easy for him.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Hadith 2646)
As it is a Muslim’s need to be sure to Allah and abide by the Holy Prophetsa, this hadith should constantly be on our minds. As Muslims, our intention and purpose is to you should Allah and pray to Him to remain on the suitable route. If we want the path to Paradise created simple for us, we ought to fast paced ourselves in the acquisition of awareness. So, any Muslim who spends his life in the pursuit of information is on the appropriate observe.
The Holy Prophetsa even further stated:
طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلّ مُسْلِمٍ
“It is the responsibility of each Muslim to look for know-how.” (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 224)
Thus, Islam’s stance is really obvious: training and the pursuit of know-how are compulsory for all Muslims.
On 8 October 2019, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, delivered a historic keynote deal with at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris. Here, I shall cite some passages from Huzoor’saa tackle.
Relating to women’s rights and training in accordance to the Islamic teachings, Huzooraa said:
“Another challenge normally elevated is that of women’s rights and it is typically alleged that Islam denies women’s legal rights. Absolutely nothing could be additional from the truth of the matter! Somewhat, Islam proven the legal rights of girls and ladies for the initial time. At a time when women of all ages and ladies ended up discriminated from and normally seemed down upon, the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) instructed his followers to ensure that ladies were being educated and highly regarded.” (Islamic Concepts on Education and learning and Serving Humanity, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’s tackle at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, 8 Oct 2019)
In mild of education and learning for orphans, Huzooraa described:
“Literate and effectively-educated men and women were being instructed to train the illiterate. Particular measures had been put in spot to deliver schooling to orphans and other vulnerable customers of society. This was all performed so that the weak and powerless could stand on their personal two ft and progress.” (Ibid)
Though mentioning the contribution of Muslims to intellectual enlightenment, Huzooraa reported:
“The contribution of Muslims to mental enlightenment is however recognised.
“For example, a New York Periods article, printed by their science reporter, Dennis Overbye, mentions the purpose of the Muslim polymath Al-Tusi. The writer states:
“‘Al-Tusi revealed a lot of fantastic functions on astronomy, ethics, arithmetic and philosophy, marking him as a single of the great intellectuals of his age […]. Muslims designed a modern society that, in the Center Ages, was the scientific centre of the planet. The Arabic language was synonymous with mastering and science for 500 several years, a golden age that can count among the its credits for the precursors to modern universities. […]’” (Ibid)
Alluding to Ibn Haythem, a Muslim born in Basra, a town in Iraq, Huzooraa explained:
“Indeed, if we seem back more than a millennium, we see how Muslim scientists and inventors performed a elementary position in advancing know-how and producing systems, which reworked the environment and stay in use today.
“For illustration, the to start with ever camera was created by Ibn Haytham and his groundbreaking function was recognised by UNESCO, when he was declared a ‘pioneer of fashionable optics.’” (Ibid)
Ibn Haythem was the 1st to describe the science powering our vision and discussed, via his investigate, that eyesight takes place when gentle displays from an object and then passes to one’s eyes. (Philosophy in the Islamic World, Peter Adamson) He was practically the person powering the digital camera.
It must also be remembered that the Arabic language – the language that the Holy Quran was exposed in – alone has disclosed a lot of truths to mankind. For example, the Promised Messiahas says:
“The Arabic phrase for ‘heart’ is qalb, which refers to just about anything that causes a factor to flow into. Now we know that the circulation of blood is dependent on the coronary heart. Existing-working day conclusions have only a short while ago disclosed soon after a lengthy interval of work and contemplation the phenomenon of blood circulation. On the other hand, in Islam, the word qalb is now used for the heart, and has therefore not only alluded to this truth of the matter, but has also safeguarded it as well.” (Malfuzat [English], Vol. I, p. 261)
Talking of Ibn Nafees, an Arab physician, Huzooraa claimed:
“In the 17th century, an English doctor, William Harvey, famously carried out what was regarded floor-breaking research with regards to blood circulation and the functioning of the coronary heart. Nevertheless, it was later discovered that additional than 400 a long time ahead of Harvey’s study, Ibn Nafees, an Arab medical doctor, experienced previously thorough the basics of pulmonary circulation in an Arabic textbook.” (Islamic Concepts on Training and Serving Humanity, 8 October 2019)
Alluding to the renowned Muslim medical doctor, Al-Zahrawi, Huzooraa reported:
“Furthermore, in the area of drugs, several Muslim medical professionals and experts manufactured good discoveries and pioneered numerous inventions that stay in use today. Numerous of the surgical instruments were pioneered by the Muslim doctor Al-Zahrawi in the 10th century.” (Ibid)
These are just a couple passages from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih’saa speech at UNESCO.
A essential principle of Islam is guaranteeing that we appear after the rights we owe to Allah and the rights we owe to mankind. As Muslims, it is incumbent on us to revive the glory of Islam. We must carry on to wander on the path of the pursuit of understanding and instruction and use it to gain mankind.
We need to keep in mind that it is important that all, particularly ladies, have entry to education and learning. Why do I say ‘especially women’? The remedy is uncomplicated. Undeniably, girls are the backbone of our society. If women of all ages are educated and realized, then our children shall also be educated. If our young children are educated, we shall, indeed, have a bright potential forward of us. It’s a basic cycle.
This is wonderfully explained by an American poet recognised for his Scottish roots, William Ross Wallace. He stated:
“The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that regulations the world” (Loomis’ Musical And Masonic Journal, Vol. 31, Problem 11, 1898, p. 201)