What is authenticity of following narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah Ta’ala will offer more protection to the unlettered/ignorant ones than He will to the learned ones”



Imam Abu Nu’aym, Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration. However, Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) has declared the text of the Hadith unreliable (munkar).

Imam Abu Nu’aym and Imam Bayhaqi have also cited this grading of Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 9 pg. 222, Al Madkhal Ila ‘Ilmis Sunan, Hadith: 1672, Al ‘Ilalul Mutanahiyah, vol. 1 pg. 140, Al Muntakhab Minal ‘Ilal Lil Khallal, Hadith: 85 and 86, Al Faruq Al Hadithah edition)

This Hadith should not be quoted.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar