Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

Hammaad Bin Zayd said, ”I said to Ayyoub (As-Sakhtiyaanee): Is there more knowledge today or in the past?” So he (Ayyoub) said: ”There is more speech today and more knowledge in the past.”

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