HASAN AL-BASRI SAID……

Al-Hasan al-Basree (rahima-hullaah) said:Seeking knowledge when one is young, is like etching on a stone [In other words, the knowledge which one memorises when one is young will be so strong in one’s memory, that it is as if it had been etched on a stone, wAllaahu A’lam!]. Mabaahith fee Ahkaam al-Fatwa – Page 28

Al-Hasan Al-Basrî – Allah have mercy on him – said: When a man sought knowledge, it would not be long before it could be seen in his humbleness, his sight, upon his tongue and his hands, in his prayer, in his speech and in his disinterest (zuhd) in worldly allurements. And a man would acquire a portion of knowledge and put it into practice, and it would be better for him than the world and all it contains – if he owned it he would give it in exchange for the hereafter. [Ibn Al-Mubârak, Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqâ`iq Vol.1 p.156.]

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