ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhuma) said:
The scholars are above the believers by 100 levels, every 2 levels is 100 yrs.
تذكرة السامع و المتكلم ٢٥
One chapter of knowledge I learn is more beloved to me than the worldly life and that which is in it.
(Hilyatul Awliyaa Vol.6 Page 271)
Sufyan ath Thawree: A single hadeeth from the Messenger of Allah did not reach me, except that I acted on it, even if it was only the once. Siyaar A’laam An-Nubalaa vol 7 page 242
Advice of Sufyan Al-Thawree (rahimahullah) to Alee ibn Al-Hasan As-Sulamee:
Your companion should be the one who prevents you from being preoccupied with things of the worldly life that will divert you from Allaah, and one who makes you desire and
Ibn Asaakir [rahimahullaah] said:
Know O my brother! May Allaah grant us and you His Pleasure and make us from those who have awe and fear of Him as He should be feared. Indeed, the flesh of the scholars is poisonous and Allaah’s way of disclosing
It was said to Abu Haazim (rahimahullaah):
What is your wealth? He said: I have two (sources) of wealth by way of which I cannot fear poverty, reliance upon Allaah and not being desperate for what people possess. It was said to him: ‘’Do you not