When Khaalid ibn Ma’daan would sit, none amongst [those who had gathered] was able to mention [anything of] the dunyaa in his presence, out of respect for him.
And in the gatherings of Ahmad [ibn Hanbal], there would be about 5,000 or more, with about 500 [of them] writing, while the rest would be learning good manners [from him].
I have not seen a man commanding so much respect in his gathering, and nor more beautiful in manners and gentleness than Abu Haneefah.
[I learnt them] myself. If I see anyone [who is] good, [then] I draw near to him, and if I see anyone [who is] ill-mannered, [then] I keep away from him.
After what I have experienced of her for the last 14 years, I no longer want to be responsible for her.
[It was then that] her dealings with me began to change, and her love [towards me] changed to dislike, and my life with her became very difficult.