What is the grade of this narration?
Sayyiduna Abut Tufayl (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:
Sayyiduna Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked, ‘Did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) give you something special which he did not give to anyone else?’ He replied, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), did not give me anything special which he did not give to everyone else except for what I have in my sword scabbard.’
He brought out a piece of paper. Written on that paper was: ‘Allah curses anyone who sacrifices an animal for anyone besides Allah. Allah curses anyone who steals the signposts (demarcating the boundary lines of the) land . Allah curses anyone who curses his parents. Allah curses anyone who gives shelter to an innovator.’
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih. The narration is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 5098)
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