‘Abdul Muttalib ibn Rabi’ah reports:
“‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdil Muttalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) entered upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in a state of anger while I was with him. [Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] asked, ‘What has angered you?’ He said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is the matter with the Quraysh, whenever they meet one another it is with glad faces, and when they meet us they meet us with other than that?'” He said: “So the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) became angry until his face reddened, then he said: ‘By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! Iman does not enter a man’s heart until he loves you for the sake of Allah and for the sake of His Messenger.’ Then he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘O people! Whoever harms my uncle, he has harmed me, for indeed, a man’s uncle is like his father”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and declared it authentic.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3758. Also see Hadith: 3759, 3760 and 3761)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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