Yahya bin Sa’ed’s First Day on the Job as Qadi of Kufa

Yahya bin Sa’ed was from the great scholars and judges of early Islam. Here’s what he had to say after his first day on the job:

“When I accepted the position of the Qadi of Kufa, I thought there was no knowledge on the face of the earth that I had not learned. When I sat to listen to my first case, two men came in and started arguing about something I’d never heard before!”

al-Dhakira of al-Qarafi vol. 10 pg. 13


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  1. SaqibSaab says:

    The case of education vs. experience. So true.

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