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Steps to Acquiring knowledge – Imam ash-Sha’bi [d. 105 A.H]
Imām al-Sha’bī was once asked, ‘How did you attain all this knowledge?’ He replied: بنفي الاعتماد و السير في البلاد و صبر كصبر الحمار و بكور كبكور الغراب “By independency, b…