In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever-Merciful…
Stated Shaykh Jamaal ad-Deen al-Qaasimee… [*]
Stated Al-Haafith Jalaal ad-Deen as-Suyootee  (may Allaah have Mercy on him):
The blessing of knowledge and gratitude for it is to reference it to its source, as stated by al-Haafith Aboo Taahir as-Silafee , who heard from Abul-[Husayn] as-Sayrafee , who said: I heard Aboo ‘Abdillaah as-Sooree  saying: ‘Abdul-Ghanee ibn Sa’eed  said to me:
When my letter (perhaps a small treatise) reached Aboo ‘Abdillaah al-Haakim , he responded by thanking me for it, and he mentioned that he taught it to the people in dictation form. His written response included acknowledgment of benefitting (from me), and that he does not narrate it except with reference to me.
And [Al-Haakim also said]: Abul-‘Abbaas Muhammad ibn Ya’qoob al-Asamm  narrated to them, that al-‘Abbaas ibn Muhammad ad-Dooree  said: I heard Aboo ‘Ubayd  say:
Being thankful for knowledge means that you take benefit from someone, and then when asked about it, you say: Continue reading