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‘To be given a little ability to do good deeds is better than having a lot of knowledge’

Question

Is this a Hadith?

قليل من التوفيق خير من كثير من العلم

 

Answer

‘Allamah Subki and ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahumallah) state that they have not come across any basis for this as a Hadith.

(Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 288, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 83. Also see: Al Masnu’, Hadith: 218)

 

Translation

To be given a little ability to do [good deeds] is better than having a lot of knowledge.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar