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The best type of horse


Can you provide the reference for this Hadith?

The best of horses is black with a white patch on the forehead and having whiteness on the upper lip and nose. The next best horse is a black horse with whiteness on the forehead and some white on [three] legs. The right leg does not have any whiteness. If it is not black, then a colour between black and red (i.e. reddish brown approaching chestnut) horse with these same markings.



Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Qatadah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1696 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2789. Also see: Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 300 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4676)



And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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