"The ink of a scholar is more holy than the blood of a martyr" is often quoted either as a fact or as a hadith from Rasulullah .
What is the soundness of this and is it a hadith?
Imam sakhawi,Zarqani,Mulla ali qari(rh) said these arent words of prophet(sw). Zarqani(rh) said Its most probabely statement of hasan al basri(rh).
Al maqasid(pg.377) Mukhtasarul maqasid(pg.172), Al athrar(pg.207) Al fawaid(2/369)
I also found this fatwa concernig its meaning: http://www.askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.p...ffa21dd05ec2d2