This is the text of the speech given by Ustaz Ahmad (RA) [pictured to left] at the opening of the Islamic Education Leadership Course held in Georgetown, Guyana on 15th December 1977.   Ustaz Ahmad began by saying: "The pursuit of knowledge is incumbent on every male (and female) Muslim". This is a saying (Hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the Messenger of the One Who Knows Best.  This also means that knowledge is required to invite people towards the right path, the path of success and prosperity in both this life and the hereafter.