Al-Qadir University Sohawa
New Era of Economic Construction
Part 1:-Modern Education
Education, in present age being the most important and necessary thing for people, is considered to be a gift of this modern age whereas eventually it is only the Glorious Qur’an to which goes the credit of education’s foundation and its boundless advancement.
It is an established truth that Islam has attached much emphasis on education. It is only Islam, which occupies this distinguished position of being the messenger of knowledge and leader of an educational revolution. According to Islamic viewpoint, the humanity set out for its journey in the light of knowledge, not in the darkness of ignorance as many civilized people say that man is a developed form of animals. Other systems have put education in the category of necessities of life but Islam has regarded it the utmost necessity of human life.
There is neither a religion nor a civilization that has termed education as basic right of every individual in the society.
Part 2:- Benefits of Modern Education
The field of education, covering ethics, religion, skills and general knowledge, is a very broad and very vital one. The importance of learning in enabling the individual to put his potential to optimal use is self-evident. Without education, the training of the human mind is incomplete. No individual is a human being in the proper sense until he has been educated.
Education makes man a right thinker and a
correct decision-maker. It achieves this by bringing him knowledge from the
external world, teaching him to reason, and acquainting him with past history,
so that he may be a better judge of the present. Without education, man, as it
were, is shut up in a windowless room. With education, he finds himself in a room
with all its windows open to the outside world.
Part 3:- Education in Islam
This is why Islam attaches such great importance to knowledge and education. The Qur’an, it should be noted repeatedly asks us to observe the earth and heavens. This instills in man the desire to learn natural science. When the Qur’an began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was ‘Iqra!’ that is, ‘Read.’ Education is thus the starting point of every successful human activity.
All the books of hadith have a chapter on knowledge (ilm). In Sahih Bukhari, there is a chapter entitled, “The virtue of one who acquires ilm (learning) and imparts it to others.” In the hadith, the scholar is accorded great respect. According to one tradition, the ink of a scholar’s pen is more precious than the blood of a martyr, the reason being that while a martyr is engaged in the task of defence, an alim (scholar) builds individuals and nations along positive lines. In this way, he bestows upon the world a real life treasure.
The very great importance attached to learning in Islam is illustrated by an event in the life of the Prophet. At the battle of Badr, in which the Prophet was victorious, seventy of his enemies were taken prisoner. Now these captives were all literate people. So, in order to benefit from their erudition, the Prophet declared that if each prisoner taught ten Madinan children how to read and write, that would serve as his ransom and he would be set free. This was the first school in the history of Islam, established by the Prophet himself. It was of no matter to him that all its teachers were non-Muslims, all were prisoners of war, and all were likely to create problems again for Islam and Muslims once they were released. This Sunnah of the Prophet showed that whatever the risk involved, education was paramount.
Islam not only stresses the importance of learning, but demonstrates how all the factors necessary to progress in learning have been provided by God. An especially vital factor is the freedom to conduct research. Such freedom was encouraged right from the beginning, as is illustrated by an incident which took place after the Prophet had migrated from Makkah to Madinah. There he saw some people atop the date palms pollinating them. Since dates were not grown in Makkah the Prophet had to ask what these people were doing to the trees. He thereupon forbade them to do this, and the following year date crop was very poor as compared to previous year. When the Prophet asked the reason, he was told that the yield depended on pollination. He then told the date-growers to resume this practice, admitting that they knew more about “worldly matters” than he did.
In this way, the Prophet separated practical matters from religion, thus paving the way for the free conduct of research throughout the world of nature and the adoption of conclusions based thereon. This great emphasis placed on exact knowledge resulted in the awakening of a great desire for learning among the Muslims of the first phase. This process began in Makkah, then reached Madinah and Damascus, later centering on Baghdad. Ultimately it entered Spain. Spain flourished, with extraordinary progress made in various academic and scientific disciplines. This flood of scientific progress then entered Europe, ultimately ushering in the modern, scientific age.
Part 4:- Opening of Al- Qadir University and Prime Minister Briefing.
In this regard PM Imran Khan inaugurated a new university with details below which will boost economy due to construction of new housing societies within the campus and outside.
Al- Qadir University Sohawa would play an important role in creation of Naya Pakistan as environed.
It has been named after Abdul Qadir Jilani, who linked science and spirituality.
We consider spirituality a super science; it needs research, which will be conducted here. This university is being formed for a purpose. We want to turn our youth into leaders. That will happen when they get to know the principles of the state of Madinah. We will undertake research and learn how the Muslims rose from Madinah.
The vision to turn Pakistan into a
welfare state on the principles of Medina state. Educational institutions like
Al- Qadir University not only imparted Islamic teachings to the youth, but also
educated them in modern technology, which was a legacy of the Muslim Ummah.
The imparting modern scientific education to the youth was vital and Al-Qadir University Sohawa would provide such opportunities to the local students.
Al-Qadir university will impart not only education in science and technology but also give them spiritual training. Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) had emphasized for attaining education in order to excel in life and added that no society can progress without education.
The Muslim world produced eminent scientists and researchers in history because they followed the teachings of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in letter and spirit. Justice and welfare of people were prerequisite to keep a country stable and secure.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by many prominent Pakistanis educational & economic leaders.