Seek knowledge till the grave

Question

Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.

Is that a Hadith or just a saying

 

Answer

This is a very inspirational and profound statement.

However, I have not seen it as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

The Honourable Syrian Scholar of recent times, Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) has declared this statement a fabrication which not be attributed to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

(Qimatuz Zaman ‘indal ‘Ulama, pg.57-58)

Despite the above ruling, one may still take inspiration from these words of wisdom, but obviously abstain from attributing them to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar