Why Eager to Benefit From All True Salafiyyoon [Men and Women]? [Those Below Us in Knowledge, Above or at The Same Level]


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Imaam Al-Bukhaari [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

“A man will not become well facilitated until he takes knowledge from one above him, one similar to him and one below him”. (1)

Imaam Abdullaah Ibnul Mubaarak [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

“A man will not be from the (students or scholars) of Hadeeth until he writes from someone similar to him, someone above him and someone below him”. (2)

Imaam Sufyaan Ibn Uyaynah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

“A man will not be from the (students or scholars) of Hadeeth until he takes from someone above him, someone below him and someone similar to him”. (3)

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

“The entire life of a person is spent in seeking knowledge – from the cradle to the grave. He does not feel proud to acquire truth from a young or older person and he never rejects truth, whether it is stated by a Muslim or unbeliever. Moosaa [peace be upon him] was spoken to directly by Allaah and the Tawraat was revealed to him, which contained Hudaa [i.e. that which guides a person to Eemaan, truth and protects one from misguidance] and Noor [i.e. a guiding light in the midst of the darkness of ignorance, confusion, doubts, beliefs and deeds that appear to be truth but are falsehood in reality and evil desires], but when he knew that another person possessed knowledge of that which he did not possess, [Allaah informed us he (Moosaa) said]: [لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا – I will not give up (travelling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travelling. [Surah Al-Kahf. Verse 60] He went on foot – neither had a car nor a riding beast, nor a horse; (rather) he travelled on foot”. (4)


Ref 1: Quoted by Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhaari in Sharh Umdatul Ahkaam. Lesson 1

Ref 2: Taareekh Baghdaad by Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee 5/68

Ref 3: Al-Jaami Li-Akhlaaq Ar-Raawee 2/218

Ref 4: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. 245-248. Slightly paraphrased

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