Knowledge is an essential key to practicing Islam correctly, building a strong relationship with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, and increasing one's imaan overall. In fact, seeking Islamic knowledge is a duty upon the believers. Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim" (source). Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has also encouraged us to seek knowledge in several verses of the Qur'an, such as Surah Al-Mujadila Ayah 11 (58:11), Surah Taha Ayah 114 (20:114), and Surah Al-Hajj Ayah 54 (22:54).
With all that being said, though, there is still a lot of incorrect information on Islam that is carelessly spread online/offline by non-Muslims AND Muslims. Thus, it's even more important today for people to be extra cautious of the way they learn about the deen, which is why I've created a list of different paths you can take to gain [correct] knowledge of Islam. Let's get into it.