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A virtue of sitting in the company of Scholars?

What is the authenticity of the narration, “Whoever sits in company of a religious Scholar it is as though he has sat with a Nabi”


‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) states that he has not come across this as a Hadith. This should therefore not be attributed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

However, Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) said, “When you see a person dedicated to Hadith, it is as though you have seen Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”

(Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1104)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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