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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the people of Allah and His special servants

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people of the Quran they are the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Certainly Allah Ta’ala has certain special servants.” They asked, ‘Who are they O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘They are the people of the Quran; They are the people of the Quran and His special servants.'”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 215)

 

‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (isnadun sahih rijaluhu muwatthaqun).

(Misbahuz Zujajah, Hadith: 78)

 

See the commentary here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar