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The virtue of leaving home to seek knowledge

Question

What is the authenticity if this narration?

Zirr ibn Hubaysh (rahimahullah) reports: Once I had come to Sayyiduna Safwan ibn ‘Assal (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He asked: “What has brought you here?” I replied: “I have come to seek knowledge and gain a deep understanding” He said: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mention: “There is no person who leaves his home with the intention of seeking knowledge except that the Angels spread out their wings out of happiness for the path he has adopted.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith.

Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and Imam Ibn Hibban have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3535, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 226, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 193, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 85)

 

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar