I have never said to a muhaddith ‘repeat it to me’

Reference: Tathkiratul-Huffaath – Volume 1, Page 357
al-Hath ‘alaa Hifth al-‘Ilm – Page 54
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 5, Page 276
al-Hifth – Ahammiyyatuhu, ‘Ajaa.ibuhu, Tareeqatuhu, Asbaabuhu – Page 14

Qataadah ibn Di’aamah as-Suddoosee (died 118 AH) said:

I have never said to a muhaddith ‘repeat it to me’ and nor have my ears ever heard anything except that it has settled upon my heart (i.e. I have memorised it).

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

Related posts