Author: Sheikh AbdulBary Yahya
"Imagine a day. A day when all Hadith had been forgotten. No recollection of tears shed in prayer, nor swollen feet. No memory of 'Aishah, nor Anas nor Abu Hurayrah. No knowledge of the actions of pilgrimage or prayer. No mention of the Ummah that learned at the Prophet's feet. Not its questions, not his answers, nor their toil. Blueprints for the future...forgotten and buried in the past. Thank Allah. For that dark day never came. True, there have been days of neglect and days of confusion. But the hadeeth never vanished. For the Hadeeth had its keepers. They were scholars who kept alive the authentic traditions of the Prophet, Sal Allaahu 'alayhi Wa Sallam. They were the Muhaddeeths, and Mustalah was their art. "