Home | Commentary | Meaning of ‘good’ in the Hadith regarding the virtue of knowledge

Meaning of ‘good’ in the Hadith regarding the virtue of knowledge

Question

What type of knowledge is being referred to in the following Hadith?

إن الله وملائكته وأهل السماوات والأرض حتى النملة في جحرها، وحتى الحوت، ليصلون على معلّم الناس الخير

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi and other Hadith sources. See the full Hadith and references here.

The commentators explain that ‘Good’ in this Hadith refers to knowledge of Shar’iyyah and Din and knowledge that grants a person salvation [in the Hereafter].

(Refer: Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 213, Mir’atul Mafatih, Hadith: 214. Also see Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4136)

 

Also see here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar