Hadith on Fiqh: People are like mines of silver and gold

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People are like mines of silver and gold. The best of them in the time of ignorance are the best of them in Islam, if they have religious understanding.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2638

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ النَّاسُ مَعَادِنُ كَمَعَادِنِ الْفِضَّةِ وَالذَّهَبِ خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الإِسْلاَمِ إِذَا فَقُهُوا

2638 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب الأرواح جنود مجندة