The life of this world is a sickness and the scholar is a physician; so if you see the physician drawing the sickness to himself, then beware of him.
—Imām Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal
(Read on pg 126, Salahuddin Ali Abdul Mawjood, The Biography of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal. Darussalam. Riyadh: 2006.)