ISIS destroyed the Mosul public library, burning around 8,000 rare books & manuscripts
What does the Quran say?
"My Lord! Enrich me with knowledge…"
"The acquisition of knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim, whether male or female"
"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr"
"Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave"
"The best form of worship is the pursuit of knowledge"
"Seek knowledge & wisdom, or whatever the vessel from which it flows, you will never be the loser"
"To listen to the words of the learned & to instill unto others the lessons of science is better than religious exercises"