Knowledge is to be sought for its implementation and to actualize one’s
servitude to Allah, the Sublime, the Exalted. For this reason it
precedes action. You begin with it so that actions, demonstrations of
servitude, obedience, and all actions intended to draw closer to Allah
can be upon light, beneficial knowledge, and a solid foundation derived
from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of his Prophet (May the peace and
blessings be upon him).