Is this a sahih Hadith?

“Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of Allah Ta’ala, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the Hereafter.”



This Hadith is recorded by Imams in their Musnads; ‘Abd ibn Humayd (al-Muntakhab, Hadith: 630) Abu Ya’la (Hadith: 2437) and Bazzar (rahimahumullah) on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma)

The Hadith is suitable to quote despite its slight weakness.

(Targhib, vol.1 pg.112, Majma’uz zawaid, vol. 10 pg.78 and 226, Ithaf of Busiri, Hadith: 8129 and Shaykh Habibur Rahman A’zami’s footnotes on Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 3233)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar