(Why is it that more common people pray seventeen units in Isha and the scholars nine?) The reason is the difference between knowing something and the ability to implement in life. This is clear from the story of Heavenly Scholar Hazrat Maulana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi (RA). He had the knowledge but to put it into practice he went to the People of Allah.
(Sitting (majlis) on Monday, November 1, 2010)