What is the importance of knowledge and what are the proper ways to acquire it?
Knowledge occupies the foremost priority in Islam; it precedes sayings and deeds. Allah (Exalted be He) states:
So know (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) that, Lâ ilâha illallâh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh)
So Allah mentions knowledge first then the uttering of Shahadah (Testimony of Faith) follows. Means of acquiring religious knowledge are many. First the person should develop fear of Allah by obeying religious rulings and avoiding prohibitions. Learning and studying religious sciences under learned and religious scholars comes in second place.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.