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Importance of Education

Education or teaching in the broadest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.

  Teachers in educational institutions direct the education of students and might draw on many subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, science and history. This process is sometimes called schooling when referring to the education of teaching only a certain subject, usually as professors at institutions of higher learning. There is also education in fields for those who want specific vocational skills, such as those required to be a pilot. In addition, there is an array of education possible at the informal level, such as in museums and libraries, on the Internet and in life experience. Many non-traditional education options are now available and continue to evolve.

Here we review the Islamic  views regarding “Education”  gathered by Shiazi Foundation’s Research Department through extensive research done in books written by Sayed Mohammad Shirazi and Sayed Sadiq Shirazi, Shia Law Experts and Theological teachers.

“It is imperative that all schools and universities are free from all illicit acts and means of decadence in all of their forms. Islam must “ Facilitate  the nation’s progress in all areas of life – order, health, employment, manufacturing and agriculture, culture and education, economics, virtue, piety, faith etc…

Islam works to make education general by making learning compulsory as in the tradition: ‘The seeking of knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim man and woman.[’43]  Islam also encourages the learning of different sciences as it is said: ‘If the people knew the benefits of seeking knowledge they would seek it even by crossing the seas…


[1].  Mercy to the World Sayid Muhammad Shirazi pg 63.

Shia and their beliefs pg. 17

The Islamic system of Goverment pg.21

Gathered by:

Research Department of Shirazi Foundation

Washington D.C