This world (the dunya) is [only taken as] a home by those who will have no real home [in Jannah], and it is the wealth of those who will have no real wealth, and it is gathered and collected for by those who have no real intelligence.
The groaning of the sinners is more beloved to Allaah than the tasbeeh of the conceited. It may be that by means of this sin, Allaah has caused him to drink the medicine that will cure a fatal disease which you also have, but you do not realize it.
The true miskeen is the one who wasted his life learning that which he does not practice, thus he looses the pleasures of the dunyaa and the goodness of the akhirah, coming forth bankrupt (on the Day of Judgment) with strong evidences against himself.
Imaam Sufyaan ath-Thawree related that as a youth, when he first began to attend formal Islamic classes, his mother advised him, “If you write down 10 words and your faith hasn’t improved, check your intentions.”
Silence is an important aspect, which a Student of Islamic knowledge must have in him. Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say what is good or remain silent.”
This is a story from the treasures of the stories of our righteous salafs.
This story is a lesson to all those who seek knowledge to debate so and so or to give lectures and talks so people know him.
Imam al-Shafi’e said: Knowledge is not to memorize, rather to act upon it.