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The scholar recognizes the ignorant one because he (himself once) used to be ignorant, but the…

By almaas Jan 5, 2023

The scholar recognizes the ignorant one because he (himself once) used to be ignorant, but the ignorant person is unable to recognize the scholar because he was never a scholar.“

وَالْعَالِمُ يَعْرِفُ الْجَاهِلَ؛ لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ جَاهِلًا وَالْجَاهِلُ لَا يَعْرِفُ الْعَالِمَ لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ عَالِمًا؛

Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá 13/235

ابن تيمية، مجموع الفتاوى ١٣/٢٣٥

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