Know It :-
I’m pretty sure that most of us are well acquainted with the above hadith. Acquiring knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim and this could include being knowledgeable about Hadith, Seerah, Quran, Fiqh and many such topics about Islam! May be not perfect, but good enough to answer the basic queries of someone, be it a Muslim or a Non-Muslim.
Think about it for a moment do we really know about what our deen is all about. Many a times when people question about the permissibility or prohibition of something in our deen, the answer we have is “because Allah said so”. That is absolutely right but sometimes this will not be enough to quench the thirst of the one asking you. Yesterday we discussed about giving da’wah, and for doing so we should first be knowledgeable about our deen, things or questions that may not be a matter of concern for you can be horribly bothering someone else and when they come to you inquiring about it, all that we will have, to give them is either a “I’m not so sure about it” or “cause Allah said so”. I too ignored this fact many a times but yesterday while I was reading a blog post by Lilly Mohsen I then realized how negligible we are regarding gaining knowledge, and then I made an intention this Ramadan that I will take a step forward in learning about our deen.
This is a link to the post I read, do give it a read you will definitely have fun doing so.