Imam Malik on Knowledge

Imam Malik {May Allah Mercy of Allah be upon him} said:


“Knowledge is not to be taken from four types of people:



A foolish person who openly acts foolish, even if he reports the most narrations;

an adherent of bid’ah who calls to his desires;

a person who lies, even if I don’t accuse him of lying in regard to Hadith; and

a righteous and pious worshiper who does not accurately retain what he narrates.”



{Siyar A’lam an-Nubala’ ~ The Lives of the Noble Figures ~ Section on the Biography of Imam Malik}


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