Hadith on Knowledge: Only people of knowledge fear Allah

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O people, knowledge only comes by learning and understanding only comes by seeking understanding. For whomever Allah intends good, he gives him understanding of the religion. Verily, only those with knowledge fear Allah among his servants.” (35:28)

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 929

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ بِالتَّعَلُّمِ وَالْفِقْهُ بِالتَّفَقُّهِ وَمَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ وَإِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ

929 المعجم الكبير للطبراني

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