Actions Are What Matter

Just because a person has a lot of knowledge or they speak Arabic doesn’t mean they are superior. Rather it’s the action which results from this as Imam al Shafi’ee (rh) said, the effects of a person’s knowledge can be seen in his silence. And others mentioned it should increase his fear of Allah and his humility.

If you see someone joking excessively or talking about things that don’t concern him or backbiting others then know this person’s Ilm has not benefitted them even if he’s studied a thousand books.

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