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The example of a good companion and an evil companion

Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The example of a good companion and a bad companion is that of someone who is selling musk and the bellows of the blacksmith. The person selling musk will either give you musk, or you will purchase it from him or at least get a pleasant odour while the bellows of the blacksmith either burn your clothes or you will get an unpleasant odour”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2101 and 5534, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2628)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar