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Knowledge of Zayd Ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه)

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Zayd Ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه) said:

The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah asked me, “Do you know syriac language? I said,”No.” He said,”Go and learn it.” And I learnt it in 17 days.

[Siyar A’lam an Nubalaa 2/429]

Masrooq said:

The knowledge of Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) companions was with 6 persons: ‘Umar, ‘Ali, Ibn Mas’ood, Zayd Ibn Thabit, Ubay Ibn Ka’b and Abu Musa al Ash’ari (رضي الله عنهم).

[Tadheed al Kamal 6/436]

Ibn ‘Abdil Barr said:

They said Zayd Ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه) excelled others in two things, the Qur’an and knowledge of the law of inheritance.

[Al-Istee’aab 3/539]

Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

The most knowledgeable person among my ummah in regard to the knowledge of the law of inheritance is Zayd Ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه).

[Al Hakim]

Ahmad Ibn ‘Abdullah Al ‘Ijli said:

People are upon the recitation of Qur’an as compiled by Zayd (رضي الله عنه).  They are upon the knowledge of the law of inheritance as recorded by Zayd (رضي الله عنه).

[Siyar A’lam an Nubala]

‘Umar Ibn Khattab (رضي الله عنه) delivered a speech at Jaabiyah in which he said:

Whoever wants to ask about the law of inheritance should go to Zayd Ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه); Whoever wants to know about fiqh should go to Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (رضي الله عنه)  and whoever wants to ask for money should come to me. For Allah has made me the store keeper and dispenser.

[Siyar A’lam an Nubala]

Salim said:

We were with Ibn ‘Umar  (رضي الله عنه) the day Zayd Ibn Thabit  (رضي الله عنه) died and I said, ‘The people’s scholar has died today.’ Ibn ‘Umar  (رضي الله عنه) said, “May Allah have mercy upon him. He was the people’s scholar during the caliphate of  ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) . ‘Umar  (رضي الله عنه) sent other scholars to all over the regions and prohibited them from giving  verdicts based on individual opinions. But he made Zayd  (رضي الله عنه) stay in Madinah so that he could provide Fatwa for its people.’

[Siyar A’lam an Nubala]


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September 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

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