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The virtue of going out in search of knowledge

Question

Is this narration reliable?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“He who goes forth in the search of knowledge is considered to be in the path of Allah until he returns”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2647)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar