KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT PRACTICE
IS LIKE WALKING ON A DARK STREET WITH AN
UNLIGHTED TORCH IN YOUR HAND
It is from this connection with Allah(SWT) that emerges the cardinal principle in Islam of accountability to Allah(SWT) who is All-Seeing, All- Knowing in every respect. That is why there is a huge importance not only on the acquisition of knowledge but on practicing it, because the purpose of knowing is to act on what one knows.
In the Journey of Life, It’s only the first step that you are left alone to take. From then on the doors open as you come to them. They all have automatic openers. They only open when you come to them. Not before. So you have to keep walking. If you stop and look you'll only see closed doors. But if you have faith and walk onwards as soon as you come to the door it opens. Faith is to know that the door will open and to keep walking on the path to Allah's(SWT) pleasure because He owns us and the Universe. Muslims know all about automatic door openers, see?
Two kinds of knowledge that are available to humankind
Trial & Error
Knowledge that we gain by exploration, experimentation & testing, deductive reasoning, logical argument and all other such means.
Knowledge gained from listening to the voice of the Creator when He speaks to us, which we call the Revelation. The last of these Revelations is the Qur’an, which Allah azza wa jal revealed to His last and final Messenger, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him and all other Messengers who came before him).
Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists).
He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood).
Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.
Who has taught (the writing) by the pen.
He has taught man that which he knew not
In Islam, beneficial knowledge comes before action; there can be no action without knowledge.