5 Benefits of Technology to Islam

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The importance of technology in the entire world has elevated in the past decade and now technology is seen everywhere. The modern trends of technology have helped us easing our lives as well as made us use time more efficiently. We don’t go out and wait for a taxi on the main road. We just order a cab and wait for it to arrive at our doorstep while we are using the waiting time in getting ready. The food we want to eat is just one tap away. You can eat whatever you want, wherever you want, and whenever you want. All the restrictions on our lives have been waived off by technology as it enabled us to get more services in less time. When we talk about the top 5 benefits of technology to religion Islam, we see many great achievements. Technology has helped us coming over many distances with our religion. The azaan remaindering application has made it very easy for us to catch with the missing prayers. It works so efficiently. You are in the office, working, and suddenly you hear an automated Azan reminder on your phone. You know it is the time for you to get up and pray. It not only releases tension from you but also helps you in staying physically fit.

Educational Benefits

Islam has always encouraged education and pressurized women and men in gaining education even if they have to travel. The role of Technology in religion can never be denied. The Internet and E-books have made it very easier for people of all ages to gain knowledge. So many verses of the Quran are revealed that explain the importance of education and why is it very necessary for all genders. There is a Hadith of our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ that says:

“Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as China, for seeking knowledge is a duty on every Muslim,” Shaykh al-Albaani said in Da’eef al-Jaami’: “(It is) fabricated.” (no. 906). 

Similar hadith was recorded that stated:

  • Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever takes a path upon which to obtain knowledge, Allah makes the path to Paradise easy for him.”— Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2646
  • Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Who goes seeking knowledge, then he is in Allah’s cause until he returns.”— Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2647
  • “The messenger of Allah said: ‘One Faqih (knowledgeable man) is more formidable against the Shaitan than one thousand devoted worshipers.’”- Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 222
  • The Prophet said: “The best of charity is when a Muslim man gains knowledge, then he teaches it to his Muslim brother.”— Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 243
  • The Prophet said: “Whoever teaches some knowledge will have the reward of the one who acts upon it, without that detracting from his reward in the slightest.”- Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 240
  • Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim, and he who passes knowledge to those who do not deserve it, is like one who puts a necklace of jewels, pearls, and gold around the neck of swine.”— Sunan of Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 224

Islam has emphasized the gaining of knowledge and told the Muslims to gain Knowledge in every possible condition. But the best thing about Islam is that it tells not only about the importance of knowledge but also tells about the means of gaining knowledge too. Islam gave us a complete way of living life. Modern technologies have made It all even easier. Whenever we are looking for any verse, hadith, or supplicatory prayer and we do not even know about the references or complete lines. All we have to do is write whatever we have in our mind in the “search tab” of our internet browser and find millions of results in a  couple of seconds. All this has made life easy and gaining knowledge easier.

Health Benefits

In the past year, we have seen Science following the remedies told by the Religion. Islamic medicine and modern medicine prepares by science provide distinctive visions into human healthiness and illness. The development of modern medicine in the previous twenty years has been largely due to its multi-disciplinary method. It is North American and European scientific followers debate that there is a requisite for medication to use evolutionary ideologies in making a better understanding of the human disease. Unquestionably, evolutionary principles to understanding illness are not new-fangled but were established in Islamic science over one thousand years back. What are new possibilities are the diverse sciences, such as molecular biology, that are available for testing evolutionary observations. Scholars debate that the ideologies of Islamic medicine and evolutionary medicine are not conflicting but can contribute to each other’s theoretical possibilities.

Astronomy

Astronomy has always been important to Muslims for very practical and religious reasons: Astronomy helped Muslims in the old-time for navigation for purposes of trade and travel, and it was important in defining a correct lunar calendar, prayer times, and the direction of Mecca. Significant Islamic observatories were recognized in many metropolises through the Islamic world to make correct observations of the sun, moon, and stars. Accurate calendars were and are still important to define religious festivals such as Ramadan, Eid, and other Islamic events. You can find the accurate lunar calendars at the official Imamia Jantri Website. No matter wherever you are residing, you can always log on to Imamia Jantri and find accurate Islamic information with a single click.

Traveling

Islam has encouraged Muslims to travel around the world. You should travel to explore the beauty of the world and wonders hidden in the world so that you can praise your Lord and give thanks as you are supposed to do. Travelling is overwhelming and helps us experience humility. Travelling often gives us much-needed spiritual renewal. When work, buying necessities, and surviving life becomes your complete being, you can easily miss the Divine beauty and lose connection and sight of His creation. Technology has helped us in traveling with great means too. Unlike old ages, now you can travel anywhere in the world through the fastest means and cover huge distances in the shortest duration.  The fastest means of traveling are introduced while so much more is yet to come. You can travel through any of the fastest means that you desire and explore more of the world in less time.

Islamic websites and application

Another most benefitting act of technology for the sake of Islam is to developing and introducing Islamic applications and websites. At such applications and websites, we can stay updated and connected with the daily sacred activities like offering namaz, reciting Quran, and much more. All this is possible with access to technology. All that you need to do is to access the authentic Islamic website and application where you can learn the verified information by the scholars and much more. Log on to the Imamia Jantri website and download the verified application by Iftikhar Book Depot from the Android play store or Apple app’s Store. You will not only stay updated with the daily prayers timing, Recitation alert, reciting of supplication but also get to read spiritual content every now and then.