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.


Studying Knowledge Systematically

If someone wants to study all the different madhabs at once what do we say?

Why is there a methodology in seeking knowledge? Why don’t we learn Arabic straight away?

Because this is the way of the scholars.

Start with basic knowledge then intermediate and then advanced.

We don’t need to learn Arabic to learn fiqhi issues and it’s not a priority at the beginning because there are more important things to learn.

One can be fluent in Arabic but not have adab (manners) with elders, knowledge and so on.