What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When two people love each other for the sake of Allah, the better one is the one who has stronger love for his companion”
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Al Adabul Mufrad. Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.
(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 544, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 566, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 171)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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