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Imaam Maalik – may Allah have mercy 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 hadith;
  • and a righteous pious worshipper who does not accurately retain what he narrates.”

Adh-Dhahabi, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’ in his biography of Imaam Maalik.


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