The Well-Informed Being Better Than The Ill-Informed:
Fearing Allah SWT and adoring Him in one’s prayers is one of the most noble deeds without a shadow of a doubt. But that is not eventuality of a Muslim`s duty. The believers are required to benefit others through Quranic instructions and the way of life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. The following verse of the Holy Quran sheds light on the great significance of being clued-up about all instructions of Islam:
“Is one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night, prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]? Say, “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding.” [Quran, 39: 9]
First the Almighty Lord declares the adherents of their devout obligations being superior to those who do not practice them. Then, the Creator of universe glorifies the status of educated believers being better than who do not seek acquaintance with His guidelines. In the end, the Exalted One further elaborates the importance of having understanding by relating it to remembrance of all that is learned and implementing them in one`s life to lead a successful living both in this world and in the hereafter.
Knowing About Islam Being A Favor Of Allah:
The Apostle of Allah ﷺ is reported to have said:
“When Allah wishes good for a person, He makes him understand the religion.” [Bukhari]
The previously stated Hadith describes a great gift of Allah SWT which He gives His servants. It is the true insight of Islamic convictions and instructions that are made known to one as a result of the Almighty Lord’s Kindness.
Endless Rewards for Spreading the Word of Righteousness:
Gaining knowledge is one thing, but enlightening others with it is a far finer act than retaining it. The Messenger ﷺ of Allah said:
“Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in the slightest, and whoever calls people to misguidance will have a burden of sin like that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in the slightest.” [Muslim]
It shows that there are great bounties and good returns for the one who first attains familiarity with God`s commands and then tell other people about them. The more individuals benefit from its wisdom, the better the reward for that person is. On the other hand, those who lead others towards wrong religious actions will have equal punishment with the number of people who pursue its misguidance.
A Way Forward To Jannah:
Striving in the cause of gaining awareness about the correct prescriptions of Allah SWT is the essence of true Islamic faith and Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ has regarded this act as means of getting Jannah (Paradise).
“Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him.” [Bukhari]
Since the commands of the Religion of Peace are meant to provide a person basic guidelines for succeeding in this world and afterlife, therefore, getting acquainted with them is said to be making things easier for one to enter heaven on the Day of Judgment.
Being Best by learning and preaching Quran:
The Holy Book of Quran is the primary source of getting enlightenment about religious and various other issues of daily life. Therefore, the Messenger ﷺ of God has regarded a person who not only studies this Sacred Scripture but also educate others with it as the best among His Ummah (Followers).
“The best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.” [Bukhari]
This is the great standing of the scholars of Furqan e Hameed in Islam that such individual is regarded as the supreme Muslim among the rest.
In short, it is the responsibility of every Muslim not only to acquire enough wisdom of all the Islamic teachings but also to extend that knowledge further to those who are in need of it.