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Fatwa ID: 04226

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina Saidova




As Salaamu 'Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuhu,

I pray you're well In Sha Allah. I was wondering if the research can be carried out regarding the following statement:

لا يزال الناس بخير ما أخذوا العلم عن أكابرهم


It was quoted as a Hadith, I would like to know if it is, in essence, a Hadith or mawquf to a Sahabi, and the grading of it. Jazak Allahu Khayran



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




The report you have mentioned is mawquf to ‘Abd Allah bin Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him). In other words, it is not a Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) rather it’s a statement of ‘Abd Allah bin Mas’ud himself, which has been authenticated by Imaam Ibn Hibbaan and Imaam al-Haakim.1  2



Only Allah knows best

Answered by Alimah Sabrina Saidova

Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





1. Jaamiu Bayaanil ‘Ilmi wa Fadhlihi, Ibn Abd al-Barr, 1/616 no.1057, Daar Ibn al-Jawzi

2. Az-Zuhd wa Ar-Raqaa’iq, Ibn al-Mubaarak, 1/281 no.815, Daar al-Kutub al-’Ilmiyyah


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