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”
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