Abu Bakr al-Marouzi said: I heard Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and he had mentioned the manners of the pious.

Then he said: I ask Allah to not detest us, where are we compared to these people? [1]

Reference:

[1] Manaqib al-Imam Ahmad (p.277)

قال أبو بكر المروزي: سمعت أحمد بن حنبل وذكر أخلاق الورعين. فقال: أسأل الله ألا يمقتنا, أين نحن من هؤلاء؟

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