Not speaking in the presence of senior scholars, despite one’s academic credentials

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Can you mention the reference for this narration?

إذا رأيت الشاب يتكلم عند المشايخ وإن كان قد بلغ من العلم مبلغا فآيس من خيره فإنه قليل الحياء

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Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of the great Muhaddith, Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah).

(Al Madkhal: 1777, vol. 2 pg. 813)



When you see a youngster who may have reached a [high] level in knowledge, speaking in the presence of seniors, then have no hope for his goodness for he has little or no shame.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar