Islam is a realistic religion. The word "Islam" means submission. This indicates that the first condition of being a Muslim sto to submit to the realities and truths. Islam rejects every kind of obduracy, stubbornness, prejudice, blind imitation, bias and selfishness, and regards all of them as contrary to realism and realistic apporach to truth. From the point of view of Islam a man who seeks truth, but fails in his efforts may be excused, but the acceptance of truth by virtue of imitation or heredity by a man who is otherwise stubborn and arrogant has no value. A true Muslim , whether a male or a female, eagerly accepts truth wherever he or she may find it. As far as the acquisition of knowledge is concerned, a Muslim shows no bias. He may go even to the farthest corner of the world for acquiring knowledge. His efforts to gain knowledge and to find truth are not confined to any particular period of his life nor to any territorial region. Nor does he insist to acquire knowledge from any particular person.
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his piour progeny) has said that to seek knowleddge is the duty of every Muslim, whether a man or a woman. He has also asked the Muslims to receive it even from an idolater. There is another saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) which exhorts the Muslims to seek it even if they have to go to China for that purpose. He is also reported to have said : "Continue to seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave." Superficial and partial notions of the problems, blind imitation of the forefathers and submission tothe absurd hereditary traditions, being contrary to the spirit of submittion to truth, are censured by Islam and regarded as misleading.
Allah is Absolute Reality and Sourc e of Life :- Man is a realistic being. A new-born child from the very first moments of its life, while looking for its mother's breast, seeks it as a reality. Gradually the body and the mind of the infant develop to the extent that it can distinguish between itself and other things. Though the new-born child's contact with other things is established through a series of its thoughts, it knows that the relaity of the things is disltinct from that of the thoughts which it entertains and uses as a medium only.
The realities which man can perceive through his senses and which we call the world have some integral characteristics ; such as Limitation, Change, Attachment, Dependence and Relativeness..... .... ..... (By Allamah Ayatollah Shaheed Murtaza Motahari of Iran
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sadia its appreciative dear n nyc sharing....yeah its all true n everybody must seek any knowledge with regardless by Hadis n Quran that every woman man can learn n can get education as they want. Allah sab ko ilam hasil krne ki tuafeeq de or us ilm ko shambhalne ki b ameen.
tnx dear sister ameee