Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with Abud Darda in the masjid of Damascus. A man came to him and said: Abud Darda, I have come to you from the town of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I have come for no other purpose.
He said: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: ‘If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Jannah. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the Heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Ambiya, and the Ambiya leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion. (Sunan Abi Dawud 3641)
Grade: Shaykh Albani (rahimahullah) said it is sahih whereas Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair ‘Ali Za’i (rahimahullah) classed it as weak Hadith.
Please Clarify how do we know which Muhaddith is right when there is ijtihadi difference in Hadith matters and which Muhaddith should I follow for the above Hadith? Read More »