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Abul ‘Ala Ash-Shikkhir (rahimahullah) on the bounty of intellect and a sound mind

Question

What is the reference for this narration?

ما أعطي عبد بعد الإسلام أفضل من عقل صالح يرزقه

‘After Islam, a person is given nothing better than to be blessed with a sound mind’

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of the senior Tabi’i, Abul ‘Ala Yazid ibn ‘Abdillah Ash-Shikkhir (rahimahullah).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26462)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

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