Another version of the Hadith regarding what company to keep


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