Advice by Imam Shafi’i

Imam al-Shafi’i said:

faqihan wa sufiyyan fa kun laysa wahidan
fa inni wa haqqillahi iyyaka ansahu

(Be both) a faqih and a sufi: do not be only one of them,
Verily, by Allah’s truth, I am advising you sincerely.

[al-Shafi’i, Diwan, (Beirut and Damascus: Dar al-fikr) p. 47]

Translated by GF Haddad

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