Some words are so inspiring they can give you alot of energy or a big push toward your dreams . One of which is " Go after knowledge even if it is in far away China " . This saying explicit the depth of Islamic teaching and holify seeking knowledge to the degree that you might launch a journey for an information .
Throughout the Islamic history muslim scholars used to travel seeking certain information or checking them . They have created their own methodology of investigating the correctness of the information , where the outstanding rule says " you shouldn't know the truth from a mouth of men , know the truth first and then you will find truthful men " and there is their strategy of " knowing men " where you can question the honesty and truthfulness of their knowledge.
Men devoting their lives for knowledge treasured any kind of informations . They were traveling to big Islamic cities looking for them . A related story to my topic , mentioned : that a man travelled in search for one of prophet Mohammad peace be upon him " hadeth " When seeing the man of the " hadeth " from far away calling a cat and pretending to give the small animal something to eat while there's nothing in his hand . The man turned his back going from where he came . Saying how can I trust a man who lie to a act .
So , follow the chain of narrative of knowledge where men stood in each 100 years to resemble a layer of muslim scholars , follow them they are telling the precise truth . They are scattered in far away villages in upper Egypt on the tops of Morrocan hights , in the depth of the Sahra desert and far far away on the borders of far away China . The chain go back to the followers of prophet Mohammad peace be upon him him , then to his close compaines then , to the prophet him self may Allah peace and blessings be upon him and the Holy Spirit and finally ends to Allah The Almighty where all human knowledge bow there .