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Memory

shakawtu ilā wakīyin sū-a hifžī fa arshadanī ila tarki’l máāşī wa akhbaranī bi anna’l ílma nūrun wa nūrullāhi lā yuhdā li áāşī i complained to wakiy of a failing memory he advised me to stay away from sins and told me that knowledge is a light and a sinner is not guided to this light   These lines are attributed to Imām Shāfiýī, in his...

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Maturity

These lines are attributed to Imām Shāfiýi : kullamā addabanī ad-daharu arānī naqsa áqlī falamma-zdadtu ílman zādanī ílman bi jahlī Time has taught me good behaviour, It has shown me the flaws of my intellect. As my knowledge increases by the day, The awareness of my ignorance amplifies. Dīwān ash-Shāfiýī p.332; Al-Wāfī bi’l Wafyāt 2/179; Wafyāt al-Aáyān, ibn...

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