Seek Knowledge from Cradle to Grave

اطلبوا العلم من المهد إلى اللحد

Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.

Classification: Mawdu (Fabricated)

In his book, قيمة الزمن عند العلماء, Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah states that this narration is not a statement of the Prophet ﷺ rather it is a statement of people (scholars). He went on to say, although the meaning may be true it is not permitted to attribute words to the Prophet ﷺ that we cannot establish he said. He further clarified that as Prophetic hadith, this is considered as a fabrication. [Qimatuz Zaman ‘indal ‘Ulama, Edition 13, p.57]