There are four types of people

Al-Khalil b. Ahmad remarked: ‘There are four types of people:

(1) One who knows and knows he knows; he is learned, so follow him!

(2) One who knows and knows not that he knows; he is asleep, so wake him!

(3) One who knows not and knows he knows not; he seeks to learn, so teach him!

(4) One who knows not and knows not that he knows not; he is a fool, so shun him!’

 

(Cited in Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr, Jami‘ Bayan al-‘Ilm (Saudi Arabia: Dar Ibn al-Jawzi, 1994), no.1538.)



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  1. Al-Khalil b. Ahmad was one of Arabs genius. May Allah have mercy on him.

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