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The duties of the bearers of knowledge

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Can you give the Arabic version and the transliteration and the complete isnad to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) for the following:

“This sacred knowledge will be borne by the reliable authorities of each successive generation, who will [preserve it and] remove from it the alterations of the excessive, the interpolations of the corrupt, and the false interpretations of the ignorant.”


This Hadith is reported by more than ten Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) and is graded as sound through corroboration (hasan lighayrihi).

You may see the details in the footnotes of Tadribur Rawi, by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah), vol.4 pg.24.

The Arabic of the Hadith:

يَحمِلُ هذا العلمَ مِن كل خَلَف عُدولُه، ينفون عنه تحريفَ الغالين، وانتحالَ المبطلين، وتأويل الجاهلين

In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has highlighted three major duties of the people of knowledge, which are greatly needed in the world of today.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad 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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