Monday, 22 March 2021 Introduction; Fareez; 2021;

The Holy Quran places a supreme prominence on the importance of attaining knowledge. That knowledge has been at the core of the Islamic world from the very beginning as attested by Surah 96:1-5, which Muslims believe to be the first revelation received by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It says:

1. “Read (Proclaim!) In the Name of your Lord Who created"
2. “Created man, out of a clot (of congealed blood).”
3. “Read (Proclaim), and your Lord is the Most Generous,"
4. “Who taught by the Pen,”
5. “Taught man that which he knew not.”

The Quran refers the Prophet (pbuh) as an imparter of knowledge to others (Surah 2:151). His well-known prayer was: “ALLAH grant me knowledge of the ultimate nature of things”.

In Surah 39:9, the Quran oratorically asks: “Can they who know and they who do not know be deemed equal?” and exhorts believers to pray for advancement in knowledge.

Since its inception, CSMA has been a trendsetter and introduced many firsts to our community. In line with that tradition, Alhamdulillah, we are proud to introduce a blog feature in our newly redesinged website.

We have named it "ILM" (Knowledge) as befitting its nature & scope. Whereas most of the blogs dedicate themselves to one subject, CSMA in keeping to its longheld tradition, will be a forum where anything under the sky, ranging from information technology, literature, history, travels, useful tips & tools, ideas, inspirations, personalities to books could be penned & shared to raise the awareness of our community.

Please email your contributions (could be in English, Tamil or Sinhala but should be in a digital format) with your full name to