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The Angels surround those who seek knowledge

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

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