Monday, March 05, 2007

Knowledge without Action

O disciple, knowledge without action is madness and action without knowledge is void. Know that the knowledge which does not remove you from sins today and does not convert you to obedience, will not remove you tomorrow from hellfire. If you do not act according to your knowledge today, and you do not make amends for days gone-by, you will say tomorrow on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Send us back and we will act virtuously!’ And it will be replied, ‘Fool! You have just come from there!’

- Imam al-Ghazali in Letter to a Disciple

2 comments:

  1. All too true, and our time on this plane of existance is alloted, and none knows when his or her last breath is drawn.

    Ya Haqq!

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  2. As salaam alaikum.

    Come around my blog today inshallah. I have some new fiction, a new poem and a 'nuh news commentary'.

    Wa salaama,

    nuh ibn

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