Is this Hadith reliable?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Do not argue with your brother, do not make fun of your brother, and do not make a promise for him only to break it”



Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib). Some editions of Tirmidhi has the word ‘gharib‘ only.

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration in his Al Adabul Mufrad.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1995 and Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 394)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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