Islam is faith of knowledge. In the first revelation sent upon the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) only ‘reading’ was mentioned. That is why, the Arab nation, mired in the thick darkness of ignorance, became the most civilized and cultured nation of the world through acquisition of knowledge in a period of a few decades by acting upon this universal message of Islam. It established its rule upon others. As long as Muslims acted upon this message, they held sway over the world. When they abandoned the mantle of knowledge, humiliation and disgrace was destined for them. Today we lag behind the rest of world because we are deficient in knowledge.
Author's portfolioHamza Yusuf
Sheikh Hamza is a much sought after speaker. He has given thousands of lectures to public audiences and is interviewed regularly by the media. He spreads traditional Sunni orthodoxy in the West through his popular speeches and his teaching at short intense study programmes such as Deen Intensive, Rihla and RIS.