بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Imam Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi’i (r.a.) wrote:
“O my brother, you will not gain knowledge except through six.
I will inform you of their details with clarity,
Intelligence, strong yearning, hard work,
And surviving on the minimum,
And the companionship of a teacher,
And a long time.”