Imam ^Aliyy may Allah raise his rank said:
“People are of three types (i.e. in regards to the knowledge of the religion). First are the practicing scholars (i.e. those who have great knowledge of Islam and are implementing that knowledge). The second are those who are on the path of success and are acquiring the knowledge as well as implementing it for the purpose of being saved from the torture of Hellfire. The third type of people is the rabble, who do not have the knowledge and they do not put any effort to acquire it in the proper manner, rather they follow any speaker who appeals to them even when he makes false statements about Islam”.