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The qualities of a perfect and true Muslim and Mu’min

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

المسلم من سلم الناس من لسانه ويده والمؤمن من أمنه الناس على دمائهم وأموالهم

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in various Hadith collections with variations in the wording. Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Nasai, Imam Ahmad (rahimahumullah) and others have recorded the version in question on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith authentic.

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have also recorded the first part of this Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2627, Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 4995,Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 379, Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 10 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 41)

 

Translation

A Muslim is one whom people are safe from [the harm] of his tongue and hand and a Mu’min [true Believer] is one whom people trust with their blood [life] and wealth.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar