not acquire knowledge in order to compete with the scholars...
'anhu) narrated that Allaah's Messenger (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said:
not acquire knowledge in order to compete with the scholars,
nor to argue with the ignorant, nor to gain mastery over the
gatherings. Since whoever does that, then: The Fire! The Fire!))
by Ibn Maajah (254) and others. This hadeeth
has a witness from the hadeeth
of Ka'b ibn Maalik reported by at-Tirmidhee (2654) and others
and also from the hadeeth
of Abu Hurayrah reported by Ahmad (2/338) and others.