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The reward for giving a needy Muslim clothing to wear

Question

Can you please source this?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any believer who clothes a naked believer, Allah will clothe him from the green [garments] of Jannah.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu), as part of a longer narration.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2449, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1679 with slight variation in the wording. See other parts of the Hadith here and here)

 

Although Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) states that this is more correctly reported as the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu), the nature of this narration is not such that could be made up using logic. It will therefore be understood that he heard this from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

The narration is suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar