Benefiting From Knowledge
An inspiring reminder of the importance of acting upon knowledge. Stated the noble Imām of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, “I have met many mashāyikh and the affair of one was different from the other, and their knowledge capacities were of varying levels. And the one whose company I benefited from the most was the one who used to apply what he knew, even though there were those who were more knowledgeable than him."
...‘guiding people by one's action is more inspiring than doing so by words’. So by Allāh, one should implement what he knows for it is indeed the greatest foundation.
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Translation by Ḥishām ibn Zayd