Are scholars successors of prophets?

Question: Is the narration “Scholars are successors of prophets” true?

Answer:

Although this narration passes in the books of Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah and Ahmad Ibn. Hanbal; it is considered “weak” because of the persons in its chain.[1] Therefore, it is difficult to attribute this expression to the Prophet Muhammad and it is unlikely to say that this narration is a hadith.[2]

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[1] Chain of a narration means the persons who transferred the narration until it became written.

[2] Hadith means an expression that is believed to be said by Prophet Muhammad.

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Date: Feb 6, 2013