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Loving and hating for the sake of Allah, are among the best of actions

Question

Can I quote this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The best of the actions is to love for the sake of Allah and to hate for the sake of Allah”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4589, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 146)

 

The Hadith is corroborated and suitable to quote.

(See: Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 286, Fathul Bari, beginning of Kitabul Iman, vol. 1 pg. 47 and Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 2880)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar