Seeking knowledge when one is young

Reference: Mabaahith fee Ahkaam al-Fatwa – Page 28

al-Hasan al-Basree (rahima-hullaah) said:

Seeking knowledge when one is young, is like etching on a stone.

Translator’s note: In other words, the knowledge which one memorises when one is young will be so strong in one’s memory, that it is as if it had been etched on a stone, wAllaahu A’lam!

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.