Hadith regarding a person who conceals his knowledge

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Can you explain who this refers to:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever is asked about some knowledge (that he knows) and he conceals it, he will be bridled on the Day of Qiyamah with a bridle of fire.”

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Imam Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2649, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3650, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 266) Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).


A: It refers to any person who has the required amount of fardh and wajib knowledge.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)