Is this a hadith or not?

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  1. Dawud

    Dawud New Member

    [FONT=&quot]1-"Seek knowledge even as far as China."[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2-"Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim."[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3- "Seek Knowledge from the cradle to the grave" [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4- “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim [and in another narration it uses the feminine form as well "and Muslimah"].”[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Which is fair (hasan)?[/FONT]
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    اطلبوا العلم ولوباصين فإن طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم

    uţlubu’l ílma wa law bi’ş şīn; fa-inna ţalaba’l ílmi farīđatun álā kulli muslim.

    Seek knowledge, even if [you have to travel as far to find it] in China; for, seeking knowledge is obligatory for all muslims.

    Maqāşid al-Ĥasanah, Imām Sakhawī, entry #125.

    Bayhaqi narrated this in Shuáb; Khatīb [Baghdādī] in Riĥlah, etc; Ibn Ábd al-Barr in Jāmiý al-Ílm; and Daylamī. All of them narrate through the ĥadīth of Ibn Áātikah Ţarīf ibn Sulaymān.

    And Ibn Ábd al-Barr [among the aforementioned] alone from the ĥadīth of Úbayd ibn Muĥammad from Ibn Úyaynah from Zuhri and both from Anas who narrates as a marfūú ĥadīth.

    This ĥadīth is weak from two aspects, and Ibn Ĥibbān said: “It is false. There is no basis for this ĥadīth.” Ibn al-Jawzī mentioned it in Mawđūáāt; however, the second part of the ĥadīth will be mentioned along with its status, further in the chapter of ţā’a which is attributed to Ibn Mājah.
  3. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    I wanted to inquire about this:

    "Seek ye knowledge, even if it be in China." Hadith or saying of Arabs?

    Jazakallah. Wassalaam.
  4. :s1:

    Is the well-known saying, Ana Ah.mad bilaa 'mim' a hadith or not? What about Ana 'Arab bila 'ayn ?

    Jazak Allah for answering!

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