knowledge from students of knowledge
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There are some students of knowledge who are keen to attend
lessons given by (other) students of knowledge without giving
importance to attending the lessons of the scholars who have
managed to gather (knowledge) that which the students of knowledge
have not. So what is your guidance (in this matter), your
excellency, and may Allaah protect and preserve you?
which I am of the opinion of is that it is befitting for a
person to seek knowledge from a mature (fully-qualified) scholar.
This is because some students of knowledge put themselves
forward to teach, and they understand an issue from amongst
(many) issues, either in (the field of) hadeeth,
completely and revise it, so if an amateur student of knowledge
was to hear him, he would assume that this student of knowledge
is from amongst the major scholars. However, if he was to
divert as little as a fingertip away from the topic which
he has fully grasped and revised, then you will find he does
not (really) have any knowledge.
because of this, it is obligatory upon the amateur student
of knowledge to seek knowledge at the hands of scholars who
are known to be authoritative because of their knowledge,
trustworthiness and (practicing their) religion.
Kitaabul-'Ilm - Page 104, Question No.5