Islam attaches utmost importance to education for understandable reasons. Education enables a person to differentiate between right and wrong and to choose the right one. It also enables a person to receive information from the past, to understand the present, and to fashion the future in the light of the past and the present.. This is clearly spelled out in the first revelation of the Quraan which enjoins upon mankind to “ Read!! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists)).. He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood)). Read!! And your Lord is the Most Generous.. Who has taught (the writing)) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not ” (aal - Quraan,, 96:: 1 - 5)).. The Quraan also informs mankind concerning the tools for acquiring knowledge:: “ And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allah)) ” (all - Quraan,, 16:: 78)).. The Prophet (SSAW)) made seeking knowledge obligatory upon every Muslim.. People endowed with knowledge, i.e.. scholars are declared to be the heirs of the Prophets (SSAW)) who left behind nothing but knowledge.