The company of a scholar and length of time
Advice of Shaafi’ee.. ❤
I just can’t get enough of the Imaams poetry, may Allah have mercy upon him and all the rest of the scholars.
This advice goes out to anyone who wants to be a student of knowledge, anyone who wants to learn more about Islaam.
And this is not my own words but the words of the great scholar Imaam Muhammad bin Idris ash-Shaafi’ee so read this carefully.
أخي لن تنال العلم إلا بستة
o my Brother you will never gain knowledge without [possessing] six [qualities]
سأنبيك عن تفصيلها ببـيان
I will inform you of these in detail and with clarity
ذكاء وحرص واجتهاد وبلغة
Sharpeness [of the mind] eagerness [to learn] sacrifice [in terms of time etc] and means [i.e wealth]
وصحبة أستاذ وطول زمان
And the company of a scholar and length of time!