A narration regarding the sleep of a scholar being better than the worship of an ignorant person

Question

Is the following fabricated?

“The sleep of the scholar is better than the worship of the ignorant”

 

Answer

I have not come across this narration in any authentic primary Hadith source. The Hadith should not be quoted until it can be sourced and then verified.

The Muhaddithun have declared the narration “A Scholar’s sleep is regarded to be worship” baseless. See here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar