I have seen your answer here regarding the Hadith on welcoming students of knowledge.
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“People from the East will come to you to seek knowledge [of Din]. When they come to you, treat them well. Abu Harun ‘Abdi (rahimahullah), says: ‘Whenever Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would see us, he would say: ‘Welcome to those about whom Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised us.’”
Are these words correct, ‘People from the East’?
In one version of Sunan Tirmidhi, the words ‘People from the East…’ appear.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2651)
In other versions these words are omitted. See here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved 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.