Hasan on Fuqaha: Who is the true Faqih in the religion?

‘Imran al-Minqari reported: I said to Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, one day about something he claimed, “O Abu Sa’id, this is not as the jurists say.” Al-Hasan said, “Woe to you! Do you consider only yourself as a jurist? A true jurist is only an ascetic in the world, seeking of the Hereafter, insightful in the matter of his religion, and constant in the worship of his Lord.”

Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 302

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Darani

عَنْ عِمْرَانَ الْمِنْقَرِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِلْحَسَنِ البصري رضي الله عنه يَوْمًا فِي شَيْءٍ قَالَهُ يَا أَبَا سَعِيدٍ لَيْسَ هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الْفُقَهَاءُ فَقَالَ وَيْحَكَ وَرَأَيْتَ أَنْتَ فَقِيهًا قَطُّ إِنَّمَا الْفَقِيهُ الزَّاهِدُ فِي الدُّنْيَا الرَّاغِبُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ الْبَصِيرُ بِأَمْرِ دِينِهِ الْمُدَاوِمُ عَلَى عِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ

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