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‘Ali bin Abi Taalib – may Allah be pleased with him – said:

Shall I not tell you who the real faqeeh is? He is one who does not make people despair of Allah’s mercy, yet he does not give them concessions to disobey Allah. He does not make them feel safe from Allah’s plan and he does not leave the Qur’aan.

There is no good in worship that involves no efforts to gain fiqh, and there is no good in seeking fiqh without seeking a thorough understanding. And there is no good in reading without contemplating.”

– Al-Aajurri in Akhlaaq Al-‘Ulamaa’  #45, Al-Khateeb in Al-Faqeeh wa Al-Mutafaqqih 2/338-339.

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