The Holy Quran is the Word of Almighty God which was revealed to the Holy Prophet ﷺ of Islam, the best and the greatest of all Prophets. It is the powerhouse of all knowledge for man for all times:
Whatever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He gives life and He causes death, and He has power over all things. He is the First and the Last, and the Manifest and the Hidden, and He has full knowledge of things.
Again, Allah says in the Holy Quran:
Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Kingdom, and He has power over all things; Who has created death and life that He might try you – which of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the Most Forgiving; Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst thou see in the creation of the Gracious God. Then look again. Seest thou any flaw? Aye, look again, and yet again, thy sight will only return to thee confused and fatigued, having seen no incongruity.
Man’s understanding is limited. However, with God’s help and guidance, man continues to explore and discover more about the mysteries of nature and the universe. Islam instructs its followers to learn both religious and worldly knowledge. It tells its followers to look around them and think of what Allah has created. Ahmadiyya youth association Finland not only encourages its youth to learn worldly and religious knowledge, but it also organize events about the importance of both worldly and religious knowledge.
Types and Source of Knowledge
“God Almighty has indicated three types of knowledge, namely knowledge by certainty of reason, knowledge of the certainty of sight, and knowledge by certainty of experience. This might be illustrated thus. When a person perceives smoke from a distance his mind conceives that smoke and fire are inseparable, and therefore where there is smoke there must be fire also. This would be knowledge by certainty of reason. Then on a nearer approach, he sees the flames of the fire and that is knowledge by certainty of sight. Should he enter into the fire, that would be knowledge by the certainty of experience.”
It should be known that the source of the first type of knowledge, that is to say, knowledge by the certainty of inference, is reason and information. One can obtain the certainty of knowledge by inference through one’s ears also. The books of the Prophets are also a source of knowledge through hearing, provided there should be no contradiction in the account that is heard.
The Holy Quran is not confined merely to knowledge gained through continuity of hearing, it contains well-reasoned arguments which carry conviction. It is called a Reminder meaning that the Blessed Quran does not set forth anything that is new but is a reminder of that which already exists in man’s nature and in the book of nature (21:51). Thus intellectual arguments which have a sound basis undoubtedly lead a person to the certainty of knowledge by inference.
The human conscience is also a source of knowledge which has been named human nature in the Book of God: Follow the nature designed by Allah, the nature according to which He has fashioned mankind (30:31)
As wealth is multiplied by commerce, in the same way, knowledge arrives at its spiritual climax through practical experience. Thus practical experience is the principal means of perfecting knowledge and bestows light upon knowledge. The ultimate certainty of knowledge is achieved through the experience of every part of it. That is what happened in Islam. God Almighty provided the Muslims with the opportunity to illustrate whatever they were taught in the Quran in their practice and thus to become filled with its light
Ahmadiyya youth association Finland organize events to increase Social, Islamic knowledge and also help and guide youngsters to choose the best career keeping in account their interest.
The Holy Quran stresses the need to study the social conditions in the world in order to understand different cultures and the way different people live.
Islam is the last of the great religions and contains in itself the essential principles of all earlier religions. Islam is a strongly monotheistic religion with the worship of One God as its central theme.