Knowledge is a means to all excellence.
From amongst the most amazing of those who memorised [knowledge] in our time was Ibn Taymiyyah; He would read a book only once and it would be etched in his mind (i.e. he would have memorised it).
Whilst I would walk through the market of Baghdad, I could hear the sound of female singers from the rooms, so I would put my fingers in my ears.
I am amazed at the people who take care of themselves by eating food out of fear of dying, yet do not protect themselves from sins out of fear of the Fire.
Talq ibn Habeeb would not go into rukoo’ once he started Soorah al-Baqarah until he reached (Soorah) al-‘Ankaboot.
If you live until the evening, then do not expect to live until the following morning. And if you live until the morning, then do not expect to see the evening. Take from your health for your sickness and from your life for your death.