Exhibition’s Theme

Seeking Knowledge

 

وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الْأَسْمَاءَ كُلَّهَا ثُمَّ عَرَضَهُمْ عَلَى الْمَلَائِكَةِ فَقَالَ أَنبِئُونِي بِأَسْمَاءِ هَٰؤُلَاءِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ    البقرة (31)

Allah Almighty revealed in the Quran (what means):

And He taught Adam the names – all of them. Then He showed them to the angels and said, “Inform Me of the names of these, if you are truthful.” (31).

 

This great scene was in the presence of the angels and Iblees [Satan], and was an essential lesson in appreciating knowledge and science and the urge on it, and based on it the creation of human beings to be a successor of Allah on earth and Allah honored them for that.

 

The story of Adam’s creation teaches us the features of the path of knowledge based on the principle of dialogue.  The Creator (Allah) establishes a dialogue between him and the angels, and he listens to them, they said in the Quran (what means): ‘Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?’

Allah listens to Iblees when he refuses to prostrate to Adam, and allowed him to express his opinion. Allah Said, (what means) “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you? (Satan) said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”

 

Throughout its history, the nation needs to recall the essence of its mission. Therefore, the Prophet Mohammad’s message regained the value of knowledge; the Sura “Iqraa” (Read) was the first revelation of the Glorious Quran made to Prophet to stresses that knowledge is the condition of successive.

 

From the scene of creation to the Prophet Mohammad, the Knowledge and science develop. Life changes and human takes his adventure in existence by seeking knowledge, so the world will be its open book and life will be a space of knowledge, which make him understand different cultures, languages, and races.

 

The story of the human started with science, and continued its cycle with the renewed calling for reading, so that science is the basis of human dignity and the mark that Allah has given him upon all his creatures and made him worthy of prostrating.