Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadi Al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullaah) said:

If a person fears being amazed with himself, then let him not compare himself with (his) contemporaries, (rather) look at Haafidh Ibn Hajr or Al-Haafidh Ibn katheer, Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and other than them amongst the Huffaadh.

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[Source: ‘Al-Bashaa-ir Fis-Samaa-i Al-Mubaashir’ with the introduction of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Wassaabee]