I know more about it than him

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 4, Page 301

ash-Sha’bee said:

For 20 years, I have not heard a man narrate hadeeth except that I know more about it than him; [however] I had forgotten some knowledge [the extent of which] if a man was to memorise that [which I had forgotten] he would be an ‘aalim.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.