Seeking knowledge to act according to it

Reference: Rowdhatul-‘Uqalaa – Page 35
al-Hilyah – Volume 2/Page 372 – in similar wording

Maalik ibn Deenaar said:

If a man seeks knowledge to act according to it, his knowledge gratifies him, and if he seeks knowledge for other than acting according to it, then his knowledge [merely] increases him in pride and haughtiness.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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