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Knowledge will not give you a part of it until you give it all of yourself

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following phrase, is it a Hadith:

“Knowledge will not give you a part of it until you give it all of yourself”

 

Answer

I have not seen this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Hafiz Khatib Bhagdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Imam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah).This has also been recorded as the statement of other Scholars who came after Imam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah).

 

(Al Jami’ Li Akhlaqir Rawi Wa Adabis Sami’, vol. 2 pg. 174. Also see Ma’alimu Irshadiyyah of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, pg. 142/143 )

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar