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No one is better than anyone else except through religion or good deeds.

Question

Can you provide the reference for this narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No one is better than anyone else except by religion or good deeds. It is enough [to regard a person] evil if he is profane, vulgar, greedy or cowardly”

 

Answer

Imams Ahmad and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 145, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4782)

 

The narration is suitable to quote.

 

See other Hadiths on this topic here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar