Allah (Subahanahu wa ta ala) sent Muhammad (saws) as a guidance for mankind. His purpose was to take out mankind from the darkness of ignorance to guide them to the straight path. He was sent to take mankind out from being slaves of the creation to becoming slaves of their Lord (Subahanahu wa ta ala). He showed us true success in this life and the hereafter.
Allah (Subahanhu wata ala) guided Muhammad (saws) through continuous revelation during his 23 years of prophethood to complete his mission. As Allah (Subahanhu wa ta ala) mentions, "Indeed, there has come to you from Allah, a Light [Prophet Muhammad (saws)] and Clear Book [Quran]." (Sura Maidah Verse 15)
The most important thing for mankind is to receive this Light and understand the Clear Book, which comes directly from Allah (Subahanhu wa ta ala) through his Rasul (saws). This is the ilm that is a requirement for human beings to learn and practice in their daily lives. The Prophet (saws) said, "طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ " or "Seeking knowledge [of Deen] is a duty upon every Muslim." He (saws) also mentioned, "خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ " or "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."
We highly recommend that every person should acquire this knowledge to attain success in this life and the hereafter. Making this the primary choice for their children is of utmost importance. For this, we make continuous efforts to achieve this goal.
Mufti Zubair Hossain