Islam is the religion of knowledge, especially such knowledge as is related to the understanding of Allah. The Prophet Muhamamd held that seeking knowledge was incumbent on every Muslim. According to a Hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas, the Messenger of Allah said, â€œFor those who go on a quest for knowledge, Allah will smooth the path to Paradise.â€ As the title suggests, this book is a compilation of 40 Hadiths which stress the importance of knowledge, learning and teaching.
Assad Nimer Busool
Dr. Assad Nimer Busool was born in Reina, Nazareth, Palestine. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Arabic Literature and Islamic History from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He received a Masters degree in Library Science, and Ph.D., in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, California. He has taught Arabic and Islam at University of California, Berkeley and San diego State University, San Diego, California and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently he is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Arabic Studies at the American Islamic College, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Busool, is a prolific writer in English, Arabic and Hebrew.