5,000 or more in attendance, learning

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 11, Page 177

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].

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