Etiquette of Handling Knowledge

It is reported that Imam Malik (rh) used to be meticulous in his veneration of gatherings of knowledge to the point that before narrating Hadith, he would make wuduʼ, wear his best clothes, sit upon his cushion, comb his beard, put on perfume, and sit in the most dignified and respectful posture. When asked about this he replied, “I love to exalt the Hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (saw).”

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