What is source of this Hadith?

‘The best of you are those who feed others and return greetings”



This Hadith is recorded in Musnad Ahmad.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol.6 pg.16)

The following sources have a shorter version of this Hadith:

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26816, Mustadrak Hakim, vol.4 pg.278 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 8565.

The Hadith is reliable. See footnotes of Shaykh ‘Awwamah (hafizhahullah) on Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26816.


A similar Hadith appears in Sahih Bukhari, with slightly different words.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 12)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar