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Hadith on the status of ‘Ulama

Question

What is the status of the narration that goes more or less, ”The ‘Ulama over the people is like Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) over the least of the ummah”

 

Answer

You are probably referring to the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The virtue of the scholar over a worshipper is like my virtue over the lowest among you…”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2685)

 

See the full Hadith and authenticity here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar