Knowledge is important in Islam. This is a pretty simple statement, but it carries a lot of weight. You must be learned in the knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah. Without knowledge of the deen, (Islam) one would be lost as to their duties to Allah. Only through knowledge will you truly gain an insight and understanding of Islam and Insha’Allah acheive Jannah (Paradise).
There was a question on Islam.qa which asked: “To what extent is Islam concerned with knowledge?”
I really like the response which was given 🙂
Of course living in America, there’s the question of where can we get this knowledge from?! Seminars, lectures, CD’s and books are all good places to start.
Recently I started taking notes on a lecture by Sh. Yasir Qadhi called: Kitaab at-Tawheed. This is the probably 3rd time I’m “starting” to take notes on it, because I never kept it consistent and always would loose track of my notes and decided to start over. Insha’Allah this time, I’m going to try my best to be continuous with it. 🙂 I’ll post my notes Insha’Allah when I finish.
The lecture itself is based off a book entitled Kitaab At-Tawheed and goes into a good amount of detail as to what the Aqeedah (belief) of the Muslim is. Insha’Allah I’m trying to be systematic in my lecture listening (instead of just listening to lectures in the car, and not retaining the information as well as if you were to write what you hear- although listening in the car is good too :D) I hope to start at the basics of Islam (ie Tawheed) and build on it. Insha’Alah the next lecture I want to transcribe is Basic Fiqh also by Sh. Yasir.