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Six good deeds that should not be neglected

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has said, “Do not think any act of kindness to be too small even if it is:

1. a piece of string or a shoe-lace (that you give to someone),
2. a bucket of water (that you fill for someone),
3. a harmful object that you remove from the road,
4. or to meet your brother with a smile,
5. or to make salam [greet] when meeting someone,
6. or to help a person who is lost/meet someone in a friendly manner.”

What is the status of this Hadith?

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Tamimah Al Hujaymi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a chain whose narrators are all reliable.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 482)

 

Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has also recorded one version of this Hadith.

(As Sunanul Kubra, Hadith: 9614 .Refer: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 422 for similar narrations)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar