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Are students the guests of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)?

Question

What is the authenticity of the following statement:

Students are the guests of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

 

Answer

I haven’t seen this explicitly mentioned in the Hadith. This could’ve possibly been deduced from the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Soon there will be people who will come to you to seek knowledge. When you see them, say to them: ‘Welcome! Welcome! as Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has advised [us to do so]. Then  teach them.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2651, Sunan ibn Majah, Hadith: 248 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol.1 pg.88. Imam Ibn Majah has recorded another similar narration from Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) as well, Hadith: 248. Also see Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 733)

 

This Hadith encourages us to be kind and considerate towards students of Islamic knowledge. None other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has advised us with this.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar