Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إلَى الْجَنَّةِ

‘Whoever treads a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise’


So is asking the scholars considered from seeking knowledge?”


“Yes. It is a means from the means of knowledge. If a person asks a scholar, either via the phone or by going to his house, then this person has tread a path to seek knowledge therein”. End translation. [Fataawa Su’aal ‘alal-Haatif (2/637)]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan