Sit with the Scholars for 30 Years Before You Write … or 15 if in a Haste—but Even Then Don’t Spread it

by The Albaani Blog


 

As-Sadhaan said, “And Shaikh al-Albaani also said, ‘I do not see it fit for the student of knowledge to rush into writing, meaning that he spreads what he writes amongst the people.

Rather, he should do that after thirty years of seeking knowledge from the scholars.  And if he is in a haste to write, then after fifteen years.

And there is no harm if he writes [something] before that and consults those who are more able than him in this regard—but he should not spread it.  Especially when it is something which happens to be in vogue in this day and age: the science of hadith.’”

Al-Imaam al-Albaani, Duroos, wa Mawaaqif, wa Ibar, of Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad Abdullaah as-Sadhaan, p. 164.