“Watch your eye. Should it ever reveal to you the faults of others, say to it: ‘O my eye, other people have eyes too.’”
Imam Ahmad Zarruq
Imam Ahmad Zarruq was a scholar from Fes, Morocco. He was orphaned of both his mother and father within the first seven days of his birth. His grandmother, an accomplished jurist, raised him and was his first teacher. He later became one of the most prominent and accomplished legal, theoretical, and spiritual scholars in Islamic history, and is considered by some to be a renewer of his time (mujaddid). He was also the first to be given the honorific title “Regulator of the scholars and saints” (muhtasib al-’ulama’ wa al-awliya’).