Scholars are of three types

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Reference: al-Hilyah – Volume 5, Page 121

Abu Moosaa al-Khowlaanee said:

Scholars are [of] three [types]:

1) A man who lived [his life] with his knowledge, and the people [around him] lived with him [and benefited from his knowledge]; and

2) A man who lived [his life] with his knowledge, and the people [around him] did not live with him [and so did not benefit from his knowledge]; and

3) A man whom people lived [and benefitted] with his knowledge, but he himself [did not, and as a result he] perished.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.