The ten qualities sought after in ‘Ulama’

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The ten qualities sought after in 'ulama'

The Jurist Abu ‘l-Layth al-Samarqandi (d. 373) said,

“Ten qualities are sought after in ‘ulama’: fear, good counsel, compassion, tolerance, patience, forbearance, humility, abstinence from people’s possessions, constant absorption in the books, minimal barriers [between him and people] and abstinence from disputation and quarrelling. He should engross himself in things which are to his benefit and not in subduing his enemy” (Kashf al-Zunun 1:52).

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