Is the following narration authentic?

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



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)



‘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