And sadly, now you find some of the brothers refuting their brothers more than they refute the atheists – whose disbelief is apparent.
They are all his family, and his brothers; he is a man whose heart fills with emotion at the remembrance of the dead, whenever he feels hardness [in his heart].
The tongue [of knowledge] of Ibn Hazm and the sword of al-Hajjaaj were [like] two brothers.
Abu ad-Dardaa had 360 companions [with each of whom he had established a very dear and close friendship] for the Sake of Allaah; and he would supplicate to Allaah for [each and every one of] them in his salaah.
I have not seen [anyone] more sensible than ash-Shaafi’ee.
In this world, nothing more desirable has remained than prayer in congregation, and [subsequently] meeting the brothers.