Twice I have travelled between the East and West [in search of knowledge].
The first [stage] of knowledge is to listen [carefully], then [conscientiously] memorise it, then act according to it, then convey it [to others].
How is it that you do not supplicate against those who oppress you, and backbite you, and slander you!!?
I haven’t ever been consumed by anger, and for the past twenty years I have sought [a cure for] a need from Allaah, and [in His ultimate wisdom] He hasn’t cured me, yet I have not tired in supplicating [to Him].