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



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)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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