What is the status of this Hadith?

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، أَيُّ الإِيمَانِ أَفْضَلُ ؟ قَالَ : ” الصَّبْرُ وَالسَّمَاحَةُ ” ، قِيلَ : فَأَيُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَكْمَلُ إِيمَانًا ؟ قَالَ : ” أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا


O Rasulullah! Which ‘Which type of Iman is best’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “Exercising patience and overlooking/pardoning”. It was then asked, ‘Which Believer has the perfect Iman? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “Those who have the best character”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Musannaf and Musnad. Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the chain of narrators as sound (hasan)

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 31032 with footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, vol. 13 pg. 167 -Hadith: 3141-)


We have cited this narration before, kindly see here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar