Hassan was told by a man about slaves and their being oppressed. The man was expecting Hassan to give one of his powerful reminders but he stayed quiet for 3 weeks.
Then he gave some reminders about freeing the slaves. The man asked him why he stayed quiet for 3 weeks. He said I didn’t want to tell the people to do something and I don’t do it myself so I freed a slave and then I reminded others.
It’s very important that when we are learning something we are doing it ourselves to benefit ourselves first and foremost. Otherwise we will be getting weak whilst we are helping others to increase their emaan.