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All humans are dead except those who have knowledge. And all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds. And those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere. And those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.
― Imam ash-Shafi’i (rahimahullah)
Sufyān al-Thawrī (rahimahullah) entered the gathering of Imām Mālik (rahimahullah) while his students around him were seated as if there were birds perched on their heads. He later recited the following poem to describe this:
He refuses to answer [excessive questions and the questioner] will not return out of awe
Those who ask [in his presence] sit with their necks bent
Refined manners, grace, and the dignity of a chief of piety
He inspires awe [in hearts] yet he is no king
Al-Shāfiʽī (rahimahullah) said: “Out of my reverence for him, I used to turn pages while being seated in the presence of Mālik with gentleness so that he does not hear the pages turn.”