When a Person Thinks He Doesn’t Need the Scholars

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

If a student of knowledge considers himself not in need of his scholars, he will fall down, and the more he considers himself not in need [of them], the louder will be the sound of his fall.

He who hasn’t gone knee to knee with others in the gatherings of scholars; hasn’t learned good manners and character from their good manners and character; and has cut them out of his own narrations, foul and repulsive will be the course he takes, and weak will be his understanding; and he will dare to venture into things the scholars, fearing sin, have stayed away from.

So either he fixes himself, or, bit by bit, he will come down.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 12 Mar 21.