Seventy sins are forgiven for an ignorant man, before one sin is forgiven for a scholar.
—al-Fuḍayl b. ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187H]
Hilyatu’l-Auliyaa by Abu-Nu’aym (8/110) & (7/286)
Are those who know equal to those who do not know? (Qur’an S. az-Zumar 39, v 9)
(Read on pg 38, Ibn al-Jawzi, Awakening From The Sleep of Heedlessness. Daar as-Sunnah Publishers. Birmingham: 2012.)