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Ayyub As Sakhtiyani (rahimahullah) would become saddened when hearing the news of the demise of someone from the Ahlus Sunnah

Question

Kindly provide the reference for this narration:

“When Ayyub As Sakhtiyani (rahimahullah) would be informed of the death of someone from the ‘Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah’, he would say it is as though I have lost one of my limbs”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah and Hammad ibn Zayd (rahimahumallah).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 3 pg. 9)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar