Part of the Do'a Iftitah

"Verily my solats, my ibadah, my life and my death I surrender to Almighty Allah, Creator and Lord of all the worlds. Never will I associate anything with Him. So am I commanded and I am of those who are Muslims."

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Utlubul Ilma Walaw Fissin-Seek Knowledge Even Unto China!

'Utlubul 'Ilma Walaw Fissin' is the hadith attributed to Prophet Muhammad's beseeching the Muslims to go seek knowledge even if it takes them to China!

Why China? Why Not? China is one of the world's most ancient civilisations and was famous for it's rich culture even during the Prophet's lifetime.

Travelling from Arabia to the Chinese empire back then must surely have been a very arduous journey and required one to spend months if travelling overland or sailing by ship to reach the Chinese shores.

Knowledge is what differentiates between mankind and animals and as such, seeking knowledge is enjoined on us even with the very first word that was revealed by Almighty God, Allahu Akbar to His Final Prophet and Messenger to us, the whole of Mankind, which is 'Iqra' @ 'Read'!

Only by reading and studying about anything that is relevant and useful to us especially by studying the Al-Qur'an Al Kareem, God's Final Holy Testament and Guidebook to us all. This is God's complete guidebook for all of us mankind.

Even those of you who are not Muslims at the moment, can gain a lot by researching and studying the Holy Qur'an either online or by getting a translation of it.

I will share more later about how China is a very important destination in seeking Knowledge to us , no matter whether we are Muslims or not. Xie xie nee. Zai jian.