Imaam adh-Dhahabee mentions six types of people,
whilst commenting upon the words of Hisham ad-Dustuwaa'ee, "By
Allaah, I am not able to say that I went out on any day, seeking
hadeeth by which I sought the face of Allaah", so
ad-Dhahabee said, "By Allaah, neither am I", and then
continued to explain the types of people with respect to
1) The Salaf who sought knowledge, and were
ennobled by it, and so they became Imams who others guided
2) The Salaf who first sought it not for
Allaah, then they acquired this knowledge, and then they
accounted themselves, and thus the knowledge they had led them to
sincerity whilst they were upon the path. Mujaahid said, "We
sought knowledge whilst we did not have any great intention. Then
Allaah bestowed us with niyyah (intention) thereafter".
Those who sought knowledge but with a corrup intention, for the
sake of the world, and so they will have that which they
intended. So they were not enlightened by it, and not did this
knowledge have any great result upon their actions.
people who sought knowledge on account of which they attained
positions, and then used these positions to wrong themselves (and
others) and they did not confine themselves by acting upon the
requirements of the knowledge, rather they committed major sins,
and shameful deeds.
5) And some of them who did not fear
Allaah with respect to the knowledge itself and thus schemed, and
gave all the lenient verdicts (in the issues) and narrated all
the obscure and rejected narrations.
6) And some of them
who were bold in front of Allaah and fabricated ahaadeeth, so
Allaah humiliated and exposed them.
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good, has indeed alleged that Muhammad
(SallallaahuAlayhiWasallam) has betrayed his message! Read the
Saying of Allah:'This day I have perfected your Religion for u,
completed My favor upon u & I have chosen for u Islam as your
Religion.' So that, which was not part of the Deen at that time
cannot be part of the Deen today! & the last part of this
Ummah cannot be rectified, except by that which rectified its 1st
part."- Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahimahullah).