Have you ever wished that you could re-start your life and do everything that you should have done? For myself I admit that countless times when I see flaws in myself and my children, I have this strong desire to live my life again in which not to make the mistakes that I made due to ignorance… but then the ayah in Quran is a big eye opener in which Allah says that even if a person gets the chance to come back to this world and get another life… he would still do the same things that he did the first time. Why? Because we only do what we believe in doing… so unless we correct our beliefs about life and death… we cannot change the way we live.
Getting knowledge of the Quran and Hadith is one thing but it has an impact on you only to the extent of your sincerity to implement it. otherwise it just becomes a matter of intellectual or spiritual stimulation that you feel good to sit in an environment of learning or you love to listen to intelligent scholars giving talks about an ideal way of life… it sort of makes you day dream of becoming a perfect believer and living a life of obedience and having the best success of both worlds. But in reality if you are not even taking one single step towards self improvement… then this is a big self deception which leads you nowhere.