The intelligent person is not…

ليس العاقل الذي يعرف الخير من الشر

إنما العاقل الذي إذا رأي الخير اتبعه

وإذا رأي الشر اجتنبه

It is reported that Sufyân b. ‘Uyainah – Allâh have mercy on him – said, “The intelligent person is not one who merely knows what is good and what is bad. The intelligent person is one who, when he sees what is good, follows it, and when he sees evil, shuns it.” Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ`, Vol. 4 p16.

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