The Qur’an, re-currently, urges the faithful to acquire knowledge that would bring them closer to God and to His creation
Say [unto them, O Muhammad]: Are those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed (39: 9)
And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are signs indeed for those who reflect (45: 13)
Islam has, from its inception, placed a high premium on education and has enjoyed a long and rich intellectual tradition. Knowledge (‘ilm) occupies a significant position within Islam, as evidenced by the more than 800 references to it in Islam’s most revered book, the Qur’an
The basic aim of Islamic education is to enable a Muslim to have basic information that how to pray, fast, etc and what are the basic information in order to live an honourable life.
Islam wants a person should be mentally, physically, and socially sound one in order to live a healthy life. Islam wants spiritually a balanced Muslim who can maintain a balance between religious and social activities.
Islam wants in a Muslim to have a great love for Islam and be ready for all kind of sacrifices for Islam.
One of the aims of Islamic education is to develop in a person the spirit of Muslim brotherhood and tolerance so that he/she could live a harmonious life in society.
Islam wants a fully informed person about social, political, and economic affairs of the contemporary world in order to play his/her role in collective affairs.