The pursuit of knowledge is something highly valued in Islam. The Quran teaches us the beautiful prayer:
وَ قُلۡ رَّبِّ زِدۡنِیۡ عِلۡمًا
Meaning, “And say, ‘O my Lord, increase me in knowledge’” (20:115). Similarly, the Holy Prophet(sa) taught us the following prayer:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً
Meaning, “O Allah! I ask You for knowledge that is beneficial, and goodly provision, and deeds that are acceptable (to You)”.[i]
We have addressed a small number of questions on contemporary topics in this book that are most commonly asked by the youth of today. However, the pursuit of knowledge and the possibility of further questions obviously does not end with this book. For the purpose of further increasing one’s knowledge and understanding of the Islamic faith, especially in light of contemporary discussions, we recommend the following books:
All of these books, and others, are available on www.alislam.org.
Peace be on those who follow the guidance!
[i]. Sunan Ibn Majah, Kitab Iqamatus Salat was-Sunnatu fiha [Book: Establishing the Prayer and the Sunnah regarding them], [https://sunnah.com/urn/1309770]