Ali on Fiqh: True jurist preaches wisdom, knowledge, understanding

Yahya ibn ‘Abbad reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the jurist is truly one of understanding, who never lets people despair of the mercy of Allah, who never grants them a concession to disobey Allah, who never lets them feel secure from the punishment of Allah, and who never abandons the Quran seeking anything else. Verily, there is no good in worship without knowledge, nor in knowledge without understanding, nor in recitation without reflection.”

Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 305

عَنْ يَحْيَى ابْنُ عَبَّادٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ إِنَّ الْفَقِيهَ حَقَّ الْفَقِيهِ مَنْ لَمْ يُقَنِّطِ النَّاسَ مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ وَلَمْ يُرَخِّصْ لَهُمْ فِي مَعَاصِي اللَّهِ وَلَمْ يُؤَمِّنْهُمْ مِنْ عَذَابِ اللَّهِ وَلَمْ يَدَعِ الْقُرْآنَ رَغْبَةً عنْهُ إِلَى غَيْرِهِ إِنَّهُ  لَا خَيْرَ فِي عِبَادَةٍ لَا عِلْمَ فِيهَا وَلَا عِلْمٍ لَا فَهْمَ فِيهِ وَلَا قِرَاءَةٍ لَا تَدَبُّرَ فِيهَا

305 سنن الدارمي