Is there any reference for this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Those who are nearest to Allah are those who are first to greet”
Yes. Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5155. Also see: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2694)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar