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The most complete of believers is the one with the best character

Question

Is this report reliable ?

أكمل المؤمنين إيمانا وأفضل المؤمنين إيمانا أحسنهم خلقا

 (مصنف)

Translation

The most complete of believers and the best of believers are those with the best character (Musannaf)

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in numerous Hadith collections with similar wordings, other than the source you have cited. Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have declared the Hadith as authentic (sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1162, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 479 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 3)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar