10: Miscellaneous Benefits On Hadeeth, Seeking Hadeeth, And The People of Hadeeth
Compelling One’s Son To Listening To Hadeeth
Abdullaah bin Daawood said, “It is desirable for a man to force his son to listen to hadeeth”. And he also used to say, “The religion is not (acquired) by Kalaam, but the deen is through Aathaar (the authentic narrations).”
The One Who Encourages His Son To Listen To Hadeeth
Ibraaheem bin Adham said, “My father said to me: “O My son! Seek hadeeth, for every time you hear a hadeeth and memorise it, then I will give you one dirham”. So I sought hadeeth in this way.”
The One Who Criticised The Shaikhs Who Did Not Listen To Hadeeth And Write Them Down
Abbaas bin Moosaa al-Khatlaa said, “I heard Sufyaan ath-Thawree say, whenever he would see a Shaikh not writing down hadeeth, “May Allaah not reward you well for Islaam”.”
The One Who Said It Is Desirable To Write Hadeeth Until Death
It was said to Ibn al-Mubaarak, “Until when will you write hadeeth?”. He said, “Perhaps I may never hear again the word that I actually benefit from.”
Al-Hasan bin Mansoor al-Jassaas said, “I said to Ahmad bin Hanbal: Until when should a man write hadeeth?” He said, “Until death”.
Abu Abdullaah Ahmad bin Hanbal said, “I seek knowledge until I enter the grave”.
The Description Of The One Who Aspires For Hadeeth And The One Who Is Not Like That
Abu Bakr al-Hudhlee said, “Az-Zuhree said to me: O Hudhlee! Do the Hadeeth not amaze you? I said, “Yes”. He said, “Indeed, the masculine ones amongst the men are amazed (i.e. interested in) by hadeeth and the effeminate ones amongst them do not like it”.
Sa’eed al-Khassaaf said that az-Zuhree said, “None amongst them men seek (and strive for) hadeeth except the masculine ones, and none make zuhd in this regard (i.e. do not like it or tend towards it) except the effeminate ones.”
Tahdheeb Sharaf Ashaabul-Hadeeth of al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee (p.80-84)