June 1, 2012: World Day of Education

Everyone is graduating from everywhere. It is that season again.

All over the world, it is graduation season. And what a blessed, happy season it is.

In this happy graduation season, we call on the world, all people all over the world, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, and whether they are male or female, to celebrate the 1st of June every year as WORLD DAY OF EDUCATION.

Along with everything else that they celebrate.

Let us start out with June 1, 2012 as our first WORLD DAY OF GRADUATION. […]

“Qur’an says Islam is all about Education.

Allah defines Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam’s, mission on earth as Education.

Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said, all he was is an Educator.

Innamaa bu’ithtu mu’alliman is how he put it.

So, no matter how you look at it, Education is everything in and about Islam.

And Education also is the key to everything good and wonderful in this world.

And yet Education is Muslims’ Missing Link to reality, to Islam and to God.

And even now, after the passage of a millennium and a half to the arrival of Islam on earth, Muslims worry about everything except Education.

And they are among the least educated people in the world.

Who but Muslims can do something like that and get away with it?” (Dr. Pasha)

“I don’t know if this is called a redundancy or a tautology, or even gibberish, but it strikes me that there is no fool more dangerous than an ignorant fool.

From an Islamic perspective, ignorance is not bliss.

In Islam, there is no equivalency between knowledge and ignorance: Hal yastawilladheena ya’lamoona walladheena laa ya’lamoon, the Qur’an asks.” (Dr. Pasha)