Is this a sahih Hadith?
“Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of God, 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) & 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 & 226, Ithaf of Busiri, Hadith: 8129 & 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