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A follow up query on the Hadith regarding welcoming students

Question

I have seen your answer here regarding the Hadith on welcoming students of knowledge.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“People from the East will come to you to seek knowledge [of Din]. When they come to you, treat them well. Abu Harun ‘Abdi (rahimahullah), says: ‘Whenever Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would see us, he would say: ‘Welcome to those about whom Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised us.'”

Are these words correct, ‘People from the East’?

 

Answer

In one version of Sunan Tirmidhi, the words ‘People from the East…’ appear.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2651)

 

In other versions these words are omitted. See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar