Malik on Manners: Learn good manners before seeking knowledge

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Al-Laith ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “Learn forbearance before seeking knowledge.”

Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581

Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn good manners before seeking knowledge.”

Source: Gharāʼib Mālik ibn Anas 45

عن ابن عبد البر قال الليث بن سعد رحمه الله لأَصْحَابِ الْحديث تَعَلَّمُوا الْحِلْمَ قَبْلَ الْعِلْمِ

580 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر

وقال مالك بن أنس رحمه الله تَعَلَّمِ الأَدَبَ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَتَعَلَّمَ الْعِلْمَ

45 غرائب مالك بن أنس