Ep 10: Seeking Knowledge
Out of all the different human abilities, one the most essential is the ability to gain and increase knowledge, to preserve it, and to transfer it to others. The progress of humanity relies on knowledgeable scholars and experts in every field of science and in every aspect of life. Knowledgeable scholars are like the stars in the sky, or more like satellites and GPS in our modern days, guiding people in darkness while they are traveling in the middle of the ocean, deep in the forest or in the middle of the desert. If they disappear or fail, people would lose their way. A common question is the relationship between knowledge and religion and is a topic of much debate. How does Islam regard understanding? And what is the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam?