The paradox of ignorance and quest for knowledge
Aubaid Ahmad Akhoon
Contd from previous issue
The Role of Knowledge in Islam
Islamic tradition emphasizes that understanding the implications of rulings, like those found in the Qur’an and hadith, requires deep knowledge. Scholars dedicate years to studying the Qur’an and hadith to establish principles for understanding the shari’ah (Islamic law).
The Responsibility of Laypersons
For those who are not scholars, seeking knowledge is encouraged. When faced with complex questions related to Islam, it’s essential to consult reputable scholars. The Quran instructs believers to “ask the people of knowledge if you do not know” (Surah Al-Anbiya: vs. 7). Some research is required to ensure the credibility of the scholar you consult.
The paradox of ignorance and knowledge is a complex facet of the human experience. It underscores the value of knowledge and the importance of living intentionally, even if it means confronting uncomfortable truths.
(To be contd)