Significance of knowledge in Islam and Educational System during the life of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)


  • Zafar Mehmood Siddiqui
  • Dr. Ubaid Ahmed Khan
  • Dr. Safia Aftab


The Prophet (P.B.U.H), who was born in 571 A.D at Makkah, to enlighten this world with divine guidance and to transform this world from the clutches of immoralities and sins to pinnacle of piety and ethics. He lived in this world for almost 63 years and brought revolutionary changes which no one even could think of. But this task was not that easy, he suffered the most and sacrificed everything to raise and proclaim the words of Allah. He set an example for others to follow. This article is all about his life with regard to his endevour for educating people setting their lives according to Shariah signifying education in every walk of life. Prophet (P.B.U.H) settled in Madinah and established Islamic society so as to enable everyone to spend life in accordance with the divine guidance. Here, he established Masjid e Nabvi with soul objective of guiding people besides rites and rituals. The Holy Prophet founded first Islamic University called Suffah inside Masjid e Nabvi to quench the thirst of knowledge. He trained his companions about Quran and Hadith and deputed them to other areas to practice and preach Islam. He diligently worked day and night for education. He also paid heed to female education fixing separate day for them. So, they could also be enlightened with the light of divine knowledge. The Holy Prophet also motivated his students for calligraphy and oration in addition to Qirat. His companions became master of these teachings and transformed the world with the message of Islam. This article described prudent steps taken by Prophet to impart knowledge deeming ability of the companions.




How to Cite

Siddiqui, Z. M., Ahmed Khan, D. U., & Aftab, D. S. (2019). Significance of knowledge in Islam and Educational System during the life of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, (40). Retrieved from