Makhul on Youth: Allah forgive the young and inexperienced

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: A man said to Al-Makhul, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, someone has slandered you!” Al-Makhul said, “May Allah have mercy on him, for he is merely inexperienced.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 659

عن ابن المبارك حَدَّثَنَا رَجُلٌ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِمَكْحُولٍ رحمه الله إِنَّ فُلانًا يَقَعُ فِيكَ قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ إِنَّهُ لَغِرٌّ

659 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك