The loftiest aspiration in seeking knowledge is to seek knowledge of the Book and the Sunnah, to understand from Allāh and His Messenger what was actually meant, and to know the limits [set out] by revelation. The most despicable intent of the student of knowledge is to restrict his concerns to picking out odd issues, what was not revealed, or what is hypothetical; or to concern oneself with finding out about differences of opinion and the views of others, without being concerned with what is correct amongst those opinions. Such a person seldom benefits from his knowledge.
Seven more reasons why knowledge is superior to wealth. This is from a serialization of Ibn Al-Qayyim’s discussion of the topic.
Ibn Al-Qayyim on how to deal with views, opinions and verdicts that have no precedent from the Salaf.
A concise explanation of what types of knowledge are non-beneficial, with an important note on how modern science relates to the topic.
Ibn ‘Uthaymīn on the question: what is the benefit of telling us about the destruction of previous nations?
In order for an act of worship to be compliant to the Sunnah, and not be a bid’ah, it must agree with the Shariah in six (6) matters.