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A virtue of sitting in the company of Scholars?

Question

What is the authenticity of the narration, “Whoever sits in company of a religious Scholar it is as though he has sat with a Nabi”

 

Answer

‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) states that he has not come across this as a Hadith. This should therefore not be attributed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

However, Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) said, “When you see a person dedicated to Hadith, it is as though you have seen Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”

(Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1104)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar