Hadith on Wisdom: The Importance of Seeking Wisdom

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2687
Narrated Abu Hurairah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The wise statement is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it, then he is more worthy of it.”

  • This hadith from Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2687 highlights the importance of seeking and acquiring knowledge for believers. It describes wise statements or knowledge as a lost property of a believer, which can be found anywhere. The implication is that a believer should actively seek knowledge and wisdom wherever they can find it, as it is their rightful possession. Additionally, it suggests that if someone else has knowledge, a believer should acknowledge its value and strive to learn from it, rather than being jealous or dismissive of it. Overall, the hadith encourages believers to value and seek out wisdom and knowledge as a means of strengthening their faith and improving their lives.