Acting Upon Knowledge






ABU DARDA – The thing I fear the most is when I stand on the Day of Judgment it will be said to me “you learned and what did you act upon what you learned”

–Jamiah Bayaan Ilm Vol 1 pg 680



ABU DARDA – You will not be pious person except that you are a knowledgeable person and knowledge will not be good until you act upon it. Vol 1 pg 698


Ibn Masud – “Seek knowledge, seek knowledge” If you acquire it then act upon it

Vol 1 pg 705


Sufyan At Thawri – No Hadeeth from the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) reaches me ever except I act upon it even if it’s one time.

Al Seera Vol 7 pg 242


Ibraaheem Bin Ishaq – It’s befitting to a man if he heard anything of the etiquettes of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) he should hold/stick to it.

Al Seera Vol 15 pg 358


Amr Bin Qays Al Malaae – If you hear anything of good act upon it and you be from amongst those people even if it’s one time. Al Zuhd by Ahmed Pg 326


Maalik Bin Dinar – If a person seeks knowledge in order to act upon it, his knowledge will make him happy but if he seeks it for other than that, then it will increase him in pride, boasting.

Rawda Al Uqulah Pg 35


Sufyan Bin Uyanah – A scholar is not the one who knows good and evil but verily a scholar is the one who knows good and follows it and knows evil and stays away from it.

Hilyah Vol Pg 274



Hasan Al Bashari – The one who surpasses others in knowledge is a merit to surpass them in action. Vol 1 Pg 706


Imam Al Awzayee – If Allah wants evil for the people then He opens the door of argumentation to them and forbid them from acting (upon knowledge)

Iqtida Al Ilmul Amel Pg 112