All praise be to Allaah. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Servant of Allaah, and His Messenger and the best of His creation, his family, his Companions, and whoever follows his guidance until the Day of Resurrection!
Knowing Allaah’s Rulings is a duty on every Muslim, male or female, in all necessary matters that they need. Thus, they can worship their Lord with true guidance and clear insight.
A Muslim can neither understand Islaam nor act according to it unless he knows its rulings, pays attention to them, and exerts his effort and strength to be acquainted with them. Thus, his worship to his Lord can be built on a true and firm basis. Whomsoever Allaah grants the success of knowing the rulings of this great faith and acting according to them will be guided to Al-Siraat-ul-Mustaqeem (the Straight Path) and will surely attain much goodness.
Allaah (Glorified be He) says: He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. Commenting on this Aayah (Qur’aanic verse), Al-Haafid Ibn Katheer said : `Alee ibn ‘Aboo Talhah said that Ibn `Abbaas said concerning Allaah’s statement, He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases “Hikmah means knowledge of the Qur’aan; its abrogating and abrogated verses, its Muhkamaat (clearly decided Qur’aanic verses, mostly concerning legal rulings) and its Mutashaabihaat (Qur’aanic verses whose meanings require explanation), its first and its last, and its ordinances, prohibitions, and parables.“ It was narrated by Juwaybir from Al-Dahhaak that Ibn `Abbaas narrated… read more here.
Note: This was published in Islamic Research Journal, 6th Edition, page: 7-10.