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None is born a Scholar

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

‏قَالَ عَبْدُ الله بن مسعود : إِنَّ أَحَدًا لاَ يُوَلَدُ عَالِمًا ، وَإِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ بِالتَّعَلُّمِ

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a reliable chain. This narration is therefore suitable to quote.

(Az Zuhd, Hadith: 899)

 

Translation

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

“None is born a Scholar. You only gain knowledge by learning”

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar