Two short statements from Imam Jafar Al Sadiq AS.
H 104, Ch. 12, h1 A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from his father from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Talha ibn Zayd who has said the following: “I heard (Imam) abu ‘Abd Allah AS saying,
‘Working without understanding and insight is like traveling in the wrong direction; it only takes one farther away from the destination.’”
H 105, Ch. 12, h2 Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Sinan from ibn Muskan from Hassan al-Sayqal who has said the following: “I heard (Imam) abu ‘Abd Allah AS, saying,
‘Allah does not accept a deed without good understanding; and proper understanding does not come into being without work. One who achieves proper understanding, it (proper understanding) will guide him to good deeds and one who does not work will not have any understanding. Is it not a fact that certain parts of faith come from other parts?’”