Manners vs. Knowledge

‘Abdullah ibn Wahb {May Allah have mercy upon him} said:

“That which we conveyed from the manners of Imam Malik was way more than what we learnt from his knowledge.”

{Siyar ‘Alam an-Nubala’, Volume 8 pg. 113}

When Imam Malik embarked on the study of Islamic sciences with a teacher, his mother advised him to “learn from your teacher his manners before you learn from him his knowledge.”

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