I have written [ahaadeeth] from more than 1,000 Shaykhs, and from each one I have [taken] 10,000 ahaadeeth; There is nothing I have except that I recall its isnaad.
I know more about it than him
I have not heard a man narrate hadeeth except that I know more about it than him; [however] I had forgotten some knowledge if a man was to memorise that he would be an ‘aalim.
He is responsible for him
It is befitting for a man to encourage his child in [seeking] knowledge, for certainly he is responsible for him
I narrated 50,000 hadeeth from memory
I narrated 50,000 hadeeth from memory until my books arrived.
The result of the sins he used to do
Certainly, I consider a man who has forgotten knowledge which he used to possess to be the result of the sins he used to do.