There’s no purpose of seeking hadith without knowing Arabic
Khateeb al-Baghdaadi collects a narration that Shu’bah said,
من طلب الحديث فلم يبصر العربية فمثله مثل رجل عليه برنس و ليس له رأس
“Whoever seeks hadith and does not have insight of the Arabic [language] then his example is like a man who has a hooded thobe without a head [meaning the thobe serves no purpose].” 
Source: Al-Jaami’ 2/26, Muqaddamah ibn al-Salaah p. 400
Hammad bin Salamah said,
مثل الذي يطلب الحديث و لا يعرف النحو مثل الحمار عليه مخلاة لا شعير فيها
“The similitude of the one who seeks hadith without knowing [Arabic] grammar is like the donkey who has a feedbag without any food [barley] in it.”
Source: al-Jaami’ by al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadi (2/26)

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