There’s More to Knowledge than Knowing

There’s more to knowledge than just knowing and there’s more to da’wah than just doing.

On one side you have those who take knowledge as the end all be all and forget that knowledge has a greater goal; a goal to serve the soul and intellect in understanding its’ Creator,  a goal to act upon what is sought,  a goal to live the knowledge day by day, a goal to give light to those in darkness,  a goal to provide a hand to those falling off the edge.

…Many people know and few of them do.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ
O you who believe! why do you say that which you do not do?

كَبُرَ مَقْتًا عِندَ اللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُوا مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ
It is most hateful to Allah that you should say that which you do not do.

Alas, on the other hand you have those who take da’wah as the end all be all  and forget that part of da’wah is knowing; knowing the best and most appropriate actions at each designated time. Part of da’wah is to act with knowledge in all circumstances.

…Many people do and few of them know.

الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ
Who created death and life that He may try you– which of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,

And in this is the challenge: To bring about a balance of knowledge and action while not swaying on one side too heavily.

Wallahu ta’ala alam


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