قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ شَيْبَةَ :

كَتَبوُا عَنْ أَبِي دَاوُدَ الطَّيَالِسِيّأَرْبَعِينَ أَلْف حَدِيث وَ لَيْسَ مَعَهُ كِتَابُ

 

‘Umar ibn Shaybah said : 

“ Forty thousand ahadeeth were transcribed from Aboo Daawood at-Tayaalisee ; and he did not have a book [present with him]! ”

 

Source :  : al-hath ‘ala hifdhul-‘ilm wa dhikru kibaarul huffadh [Encouragement of the memorization of knowledge, and A mention of the greatest memorizers ] – Of Abul Faraj Ibnul Jawzee.

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