Giving yourself to knowledge

“Knowledge will not give part of itself to you until you give all of yourself to it.”

Ibn Jama’ah, “A Memorandum for Listeners and Lecturers: Rules of Conduct for the Learned and the Learning,” in Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought, Bradley J. Cook, editor, Brigham Young University Press, p. 178.

Badr al Din Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn S’ad Allah Ibn Jama’ah was born in 639 A.H. (1241 A.D.) in northern Syria.┬áHe died at Cairo in the year 733 A.H. (1332 A.D.), aged 94.