The history of Islamic education is very old it is actually part of a historical tradition but it is not the opposite of modernity, democracy or Western values such views of Islam and learning also result from over-identification of religious teachings with the historical context of science conflicts known in the Western educational tradition.Education is the first duty of a Muslim, male or female. Knowledge of God is equated with the process of learning and teaching. From the earliest period, recitation of the revealed portions of the Quran was part of the community's life and so Quran is itself a pool of knowledge.
The ability of an educated, civilized person to benefit humanity, as well as their capacity to communicate with others, is a goal of learning that creates understanding and shares these values. Its goal is to engage in collaborative efforts to solve Common problems and to create a civilized society that shares knowledge for the benefit of all. It becomes evident that both the obligation to be educated, and the moral, intellectual and cultural concepts of an education in the Muslim tradition are not far removed from similar goals and concepts associated with Western traditions and aspects of education. It is stated in a Hadith that:
To gain Knowledge is compulsory to every Muslim either male or female.