If it was beneficial…

قال ابن القيم -رحمه الله-: “لو نفع العلم بلا عمل لما ذم الله -سبحانه- أحبار أهل الكتاب، ولو نفع العمل بلا إخلاص لما ذم المنافقين”.

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Ibn al-Qayyim رحمة الله عليه said:

If knowledge without action was beneficial, then Allah would not have dispraised the scholars of the Jews and Christians. And if actions without sincerity was beneficial, then Allah would not have criticised the hypocrites.