I received the following is it correct?
إن رجلا من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال والذي نفسي بيده، لئن شئتم لأقسمن لكم بالله، أن أحب عباد الله الذين يحببون الله إلى عباده، ويسعون في الأرض بالنصيحة
(Ibn Abid Dunya)
Yes, Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of a Sahabi.
(Al Awliya, Hadith: 36)
The narration is suitable to quote as reported.
Hasan (rahimahullah) reports, A Sahabi said, “I take an oath in that being in whose control is my life that the most beloved servants of Allah are those who make Allah beloved to his servants and traverse the earth offering advice and counsel”
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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