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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Seeking Knowledge: A Journey to Empowerment

Ahsan Mehmood

Imagine a world where every individual, regardless of their circumstances, has the opportunity to light the lamp of knowledge and find their path to a brighter future. This vision is deeply rooted in the teachings of Islam, which emphasize the transformative power of education.

The Islamic Way of Seeing Knowledge

From the Quran to the Hadith, Islam emphasizes the importance of seeking knowledge. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said, "The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr." This profound statement highlights that gaining knowledge is not only a noble pursuit but a duty for every Muslim.

A History of Wisdom

Throughout history, the Islamic world has been a beacon of knowledge and wisdom. During the Golden Age of Islam, scholars made remarkable contributions to various fields of study. They translated and preserved the works of ancient civilizations, making advancements in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and more.

One of the remarkable achievements of Islamic scholars was the establishment of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where scholars from diverse backgrounds came together to exchange ideas and advance human knowledge.

Why the Back to School Campaign Matters

In today's world, where over 260 million children are deprived of education due to poverty, conflicts, and inequality, it is our shared responsibility, as Muslims and compassionate individuals, to dismantle these barriers and open the doors to knowledge.

At Muslim Hands, our commitment to this noble cause is unwavering. Our Back to School Campaign reflects the teachings of Islam, striving to make quality education accessible to underserved children.

We have had the privilege of transforming the lives of children globally through our education initiatives. Across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, we've established a network of schools tailored to each community's specific needs. Each school may be unique, but they all share one thing in common: they've positively impacted the lives of children and the communities they serve.

Your donations have directly supported thousands of children from their primary education through to university graduation.

In addition to building our schools, we run diverse educational programs that cater to specific educational needs or offer opportunities to children and young adults who may have missed out on traditional education.

When you donate to our Education Fund, you're not just providing school supplies; you're igniting a spark of hope and ambition within these children's hearts.

It's time to make a difference. Contribute to the gift of education and help us change lives for a brighter tomorrow. 

Muslim Hands USA

Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands USA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization (No. 27-4155655).