What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The Angels spread their wings and shade those who seek knowledge. They pursue each other reaching the sky [due to their large number] out of love for what he seeks”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on the authority of Sayyiduna Safwan ibn ‘Assal (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7347. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 131)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar