Loving the Ansar

Question

Please mention the reference for this Hadith?

من أحب الأنصار أحبه الله ومن أبغض الأنصار أبغضه الله

 

Answer

These exact words have been recorded as a Hadith by Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) on the authority of Sayyiduna Bara ibn ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Bara ibn ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever loves the Ansar, Allah loves him and whoever dislikes the Ansar, Allah dislikes him.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 163)

Imam Bukhari and Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith as well, but with different wordings.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3783 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 75)

 

Imams Ahmad (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 501, Hadith: 10508)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar