لقيت مشايخ أحوالهم مختلفة يتفاوتون في مقاديرهم في العلم , و كان أنفعهم لي في صحبته العامل منهم بعلمه , و إن كان غيره أعلم منه

“I met shaykhs of different conditions, varying in their degrees of having knowledge :  And in accompanying them – the most beneficial of them to me; is the one who was putting to action his knowledge  ;  even though someone else might be more knowledgeable than him !”

Abul Faraj Ibnul Jawzee

Source :  his book –  al-hath ‘ala hifdhul-‘ilm wa dhikru kibaarul huffadh [Encouragement of the memorization of knowledge, and A mention of the greatest memorizers ]

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