Ruling of the one who learns the Qur’an and knowledge but doesn’t act upon it -Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadi al-Waadi’ee

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Ruling of the one who learns the Qur’an and knowledge but doesn’t act upon it

By Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee may Allah have mercy on him

Question: What is the legislative ruling for the one who recites the Qur’an and learns knowledge but does not implement them?

Answer: This is just as Allah said:

“The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books].” (Suratul Jumu’ah: 5)

“O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah” (Suratul Tawbah: 34)

“And recite to them, [O Muhammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the deviators.

And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs.” (Suratul ‘Araaf: 175-176)

(And these people) are evil scholars and Allah’s aid is sought…

Taken from:

Translated by: Michael AbdusSalaam Deonarain

الفقير الى الله



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