The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “In this world, women and perfume have been made dear to me, and my comfort has been provided in prayer.”
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This narration is recorded in several Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Women [His beloved wives] and good fragrance has been made beloved to me. The coolness of my eyes lie in Salah.”
(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 3939, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 128)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 160)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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