Undoubtedly, our everyday lives are preoccupied with work, school, family, children and etc. We get used to our daily routines and sometimes lose focus of the bigger picture. Undeniably, the most important task of every Muslim should be to gain knowledge of the religion and to implement Islamic teachings. As Muslims with busy lies it is important to find ways to incorporate Islamic knowledge within our daily lives.
In perspective, Islamic knowledge is vital because it serves as the foundation in how how to live as a Muslim. In example, it wouldn't be plausible to think that a person could do higher-level mathematics without knowing basic functions. In gaining knowledge of the religion it gives way to understanding life as a Muslim. Many issues that we see in our communities stem from a lack of knowledge. Knowledge is the first step in building an Islamic lifestyle, but implementation of knowledge is essential.
Implementation of the knowledge that is gained from studying the religion is the second step towards building an Islamic lifestyle. In putting to practice the knowledge that is gained is key in living as a Muslim. Many times individuals will have knowledge, but not understanding. An example of this scenario is when an individual may have read or memorized an ayah or hadith, but not necessarily reflecting on what is learned. True understanding comes from implementation because it shows that one comprehends what is being read. In the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), a young woman was overheard by Omar (May Allah be pleased with him) telling her mother that she will not stretch their milk with water because she heard the Prophet Muhammad say it was forbidden. This is a great example of implementation of knowledge. A young woman took what she learned and applied it in her daily life. In the implementation of Islamic knowledge it becomes
Seeking out knowledge in our daily lives become our personal obligation since Allah and the Prophet Muhammad as instructed us to see knowledge of the religion. In the example of the young woman she received her knowledge from the Prophet Muhammad, a person of knowledge. We should sit with those who are knowledgeable so that we may pick up their mannerisms and religions knowledge. Also, If the local masajid in our area provides Islamic knowledge it will be a great place for one to obtain knowledge, even if this knowledge is picked up by sitting with the imam. Some Muslims seek out Islamic knowledge through online-websites that provides classes on a daily basis. Reading the Qur'an is a great way to learn about Allah and his attributes, thus making one knowledgeable about their Lord. The Qur'an provides stories, hope, and admonition for the Muslim. There are several ways in which a Muslim can seek out beneficial knowledge of the religion in their daily lives. Sometimes we may have to seek knowledge from abroad if we do not have it in our area. We should never restrict ourselves to our homes if knowledge is not present. We should constantly seek knowledge and on a daily basis so that one can be strong in their faith and stay away from sinning.
Overall, it is essential for the Muslim to understand the importance of knowledge. Knowledge is the foundation in creating an Islamic-lifestyle for one's self. Nevertheless, having knowledge is only half of the formula because the other hand is implementation. It is vital to put into use the knowledge that we acquire of the religion so that it can become of benefit for ourselves and our families. We should always seek out constant knowledge of the religion on a daily-basis. This can be achieved in several ways. One could attend lectures at the masjid, sit in the company of knowledgeable people, attend online classes, and etc. The life of a Muslim is dependent upon one's knowledge, understanding, and implementation of the the pieces of knowledge they learn.