Is this a Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Never think any good to be low even if you give a string or lace.”
Yes, this is part of a longer Hadith recorded in Musnad Ahmad and other Hadith collections. The part in question is as follows:
Sayyiduna Abu Tamimah Al Hujaymi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said [advising him regarding avenues of good]: “Do not regard any good deed insignificant even if it is a piece of rope or shoe lace [that you gift someone]…”
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 483. Also see: As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Nasai, Hadith: 9614)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar