Regarding the need for knowledge, it can be rightly said without precedent that man is born with a sense of need. Since the form emerges from considering human creation. That is, the Son of Man is naturally a hearer, a seer, and an under stander.
What is meant by Acquiring Knowledge
Within it, the means of acquiring knowledge are described in a very clear manner, such as ear, with the help of which we fulfill our knowledge need by listening to the words and sermons and advice of others. The eye, though man acquires knowledge by observing the scenes of nature and by reading books. The heart, this creation is an important tool for contemplating the smallest detail of the universe, through which man thinks and makes decisions. They also have language and pen among the sources, which cannot be given secondary status, but ears, eyes, and tongue and pen are all helpers of each other. If one of them is weaker than the other, then there will definitely be difficulties in acquiring knowledge.
The virtue of knowledge
The virtue and nobility of a thing are sometimes manifested by its general profit, and never by its desperate need. Thus the need for knowledge was first realized for man after birth.
The mother (lap) for training is the first school for children. Now it would be very unreasonable for a person to deny the education of a woman, and to consider her education as unnecessary and second to none since it is the duty of both men and women to acquire knowledge of the divine commandments ideologically and scientifically. , And also because men and women are equal in terms of Shariah obligations and responsibilities, and there are many examples of Muslim women’s education throughout history.
But alas! Can these ignorant mothers of today be expected, that from their laps educated and conscious people will be able to become a part of society and society?
There are different views and opinions of intellectuals and thinkers about this. Collective educationists claim that “through education, we want to make individuals ‘selfless servants of society’. According to scholars of democracy, the purpose of education is to make individuals good citizens of the state.
If we examine the above two theories of education, we will find that its real purpose is to stifle the spirit of education, to make students materialistic, anti-religious, and rebellious. If we talk about the Islamic ideology of education, then its purpose is only to create a righteous society and create peace and security in society.
Appropriate and reasonable methods of acquiring knowledge:
Experts in education and training have in principle formulated three basic laws.
- Legal readiness.
- Legal effect
- Legal practice
(1) Legal readiness:
Because the work of learning can be done only when the learner is ready for it and the passion and dedication within him are encouraging him for this work.
(2) The law of effect:
Any work can be done with interest-only when better results can be expected from it, and those who do it know that it is going to be better rewarded.
(3) Practice law:
It is obvious that the repetition of a task leads to mastery of it, and that process seems to be easily accomplished. There is a very famous and true incident in this regard, that someone asked Imam al-Muhaddithin Imam Bukhari about his power of memory, so the sentence that Imam said in response is no less than prescription alchemy for the student.