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Abu Darda on Learning: Knowledge and forbearance only come from nurturing these qualities

July 26, 2015

Raja’ ibn Haywah reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, knowledge only comes by learning and forbearance only comes by cultivating forbearance. Whoever aims for good will receive goodness and whoever seeks to evade evil will be protected from it.”

Source: Rawḍat al-ʻUqalā 100

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ رَجَاءِ بْنِ حَيْوَةَ عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ بِالتَّعَلُّمِ وَإِنَّمَا الْحِلْمُ بِالتَّحَلُّمِ وَمَنْ يَتَوَخَّ الْخَيْرَ يُعْطَهُ وَمَنْ يَتَوَقَّ الشَّرَّ يُوقَهُ

100 روضة العقلاء لابن حبان

114 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح موقوف وله شاهد في العلم لأبي خيثمة