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‘Honour my Sahabah, for they are the best of you’

Question

What is the reference of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Honour my Sahabah for they are the best of you”

 

Answer

Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded these words part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 20710)

 

Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith with the words, ‘Honour my Sahabah, then those after them and then those after them…’

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 9173, 9180, Al Amalil Mutlaqah, pg.64. Also see Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2165)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar