Islam guides its followers in every aspect of life, including the pursuit of knowledge. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him, was an ardent proponent of lifelong learning, instructing, “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.” Following his example, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has said:
“I advise the youth: Immerse yourself in your studies to the exclusion of everything else. Advance so much in every field of education that your minimum target becomes the Nobel prize. That requires hard work over a long period.” (Inaugural Address, Annual Convention in Ghana, April 17, 2008)
AMYA stresses the importance of regulating worldly knowledge with Islamic teachings, and in doing so, unlocking the constructive potential of the former. In a world of injustice, immorality, economic disparity, division, war, hunger, and humanitarian disasters, Ahmadi Muslim students strive through their studies to re-establish justice, peace, and spirituality.