Ilm: Gotta Have It! Excerpt: 'What is the hukm of studying Islam? Is it Fard, is it Makrooh, is it Haram? Let the Prophet - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - give us all the answer: 'Seeking knowledge is Fard (Compulsory, not an option) upon every single Muslim..' The Third Parent Excerpt: 'A close friend of mine told me his experience when leaving Canada to go overseas and study Islam. He said that he went to a persons house to say Salaam to the family and as he left he noticed the son - who was 7 years old at the time - slacked out on his stomach, chin locked in his two hands, staring deathly at the TV. He says, when he returned after a full 4 years, he entered the same house and found the same boy slacked out on his stomach, chin locked in his two hands, staring deathly at the TV - only now he was 4 years older.'