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Ibn al-Qayyim – rahimahullaah- said:
“There are six stages to knowledge:

Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner.

Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively.

Thirdly: Understanding well.

Fourthly: Memorizing.

Fifthly: Teaching.

Sixthly- and it is its fruit
: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.”

Miftaah Daarus-Sa ‘aadah p.283

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