What is the reference for this Hadith?

حدثنا عباس بن محمد بن حاتم الدوري، حدثنا عبيد الله بن موسى، أنبأنا مبارك بن حسان، عن عطاء، عن ابن عباس، قال: قيل: ” يا رسول الله، أي جلسائنا خير؟ قال: من ذكركم بالآخرة عمله



This version is recorded in Makarimul Akhlaq of Imam Kharaiti.

(Makarimul Ahklaq, Hadith: 735)


Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) and others have recorded a longer version. See here



Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “It was asked, O Rasulullah! Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: “One whose actions reminds you of the Hereafter.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar