O disciple, knowledge without action is madness and action without knowledge is void. Know that the knowledge which does not remove you from sins today and does not convert you to obedience, will not remove you tomorrow from hellfire. If you do not act according to your knowledge today, and you do not make amends for days gone-by, you will say tomorrow on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Send us back and we will act virtuously!’ And it will be replied, ‘Fool! You have just come from there!’

– Imam al-Ghazali in Letter to a Disciple

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