When we had learnt ten aayahs [of the Qur.aan] from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), we would not move on to the next ten [aayahs] which were revealed after them, until we had learnt what they contained of knowledge.
There is nothing more of an exhortation [to good] than the grave, and nothing more of a companion than a book, and nothing more safer than unity.
‘Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak was gratefully rich, [and] his wealth amounted to about 400,000 [deenars].
I have not seen a man more knowledgeable about [matters of] halaal and haraam than Sufyaan ath-Thowree.
Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 8, Page 312 Yahyaa al-Wihaathee narrated: I have not seen a man who was more generous than Ismaa’eel ibn ‘Ayyaash. When we would visit him at the farm, he would suffice only with [slaughtering] a sheep for us and [some] dried fried dates. I heard him say: ‘I inherited 4,000 […]