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Join ties with those who cut off ties with you and pardon those who oppress you

Question

I am looking for this Hadith with this particular wording:

صل من قطعك واعف عمّن ظلمك واحسن الي من أساء اليك

Translation: Join ties with those who cut off ties with you, pardon those who oppress you and be good to those who evil to you.

 

Answer

I have not come across these words as one Hadith in any primary Hadith source. This seems to be a combination of the following Hadiths:

1) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O ‘Uqbah! Join ties with those who cut off ties with you, give those who deprive you, and turn away from  those who oppress you”

Arabic text:

يا عقبة صل من قطعك وأعط من حرمك وأعرض عمن ظلمك

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 148)

 

2) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir! Join ties with those who cut off ties with you, give those who deprive you, and forgive those who oppress you”

Arabic text:

يا عقبة بن عامر صل من قطعك وأعط من حرمك واعف عمن ظلمك

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 148)

 

3) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Join ties with those who sever ties with you, do good to those who harm you and speak the truth even it is against you”

Arabic text:

صل من قطعك وأحسن إلى من أساء إليك وقل الحق ولو على نفسك

(Juz’ of Abu ‘Ali ibn Shadhan, Refer: At Talkhisul Habir, vol. 4 pg. 1897)

 

4) Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Join ties with those who cut off ties with you and pardon those who oppress you”

Arabic text:

صل من قطعك واعف عمن ظلمك

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7585)

 

Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 307/308 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg 188

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar