Home | Latest Answers | The virtue of keeping a horse

The virtue of keeping a horse

Question

Please verify the translation of the following Hadith and provide its reference.

“…He to whom the horse will be a source of reward is the one who keeps it in Allah’s Cause, and ties it by a long rope in a pasture (or a garden). He will get a reward equal to what it’s long rope allows it to eat in the pasture or the garden, and if that horse breaks it’s rope and crosses one or two hills, then all its foot-steps and its dung will be counted as good deeds for its owner; and if it passes by a river and drinks from it, then that will also be regarded as a good deed for its owner even if he has had no intention of watering it then…”

 

Answer

This is part of a lengthier Hadith that is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2860

The translation is correct.

Also see here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar