Are these words found in a Hadith?

“Unity is a mercy and division is a punishment”



Yes, this is part of a longer narration recorded in Musnad Ahmad [Zawaid ‘Abdullah], on the authority of Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Musnad Ahmad; Zawaid ‘Abdullah ibn Imam Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 278 and vol. 4 pg. 375)


Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound.

(Targhib, vol.2 pg.78)


See another part of the Hadith here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

This Hadith is referring to unity/division of the hearts, and not in viewpoints…


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar