Please provide the reference for this narration:

ما ازداد عبد علما فازداد في الدنيا رغبة إلا ازداد من الله بعدا



Imam Darimi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah (rahimahullah) [Demise: 198 A.H]

Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah (rahimahullah) said: “When a person grows in knowledge but becomes more enticed by worldly pursuits, they drift further away from Allah.”

(Sunan Darimi: 400)


A similar narration has also been reported as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See it here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar



التخريج من المصادر العربية

سنن الدارمي:
(٤٠٠) – أخبرنا بشر بن الحكم، قال: سمعت سفيان، يقول: «ما ازداد عبد علما، فازداد في الدنيا رغبة، إلا ازداد من الله بعدا».