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Unity of the hearts is a mercy and division is a punishment

Question

Are these words found in a Hadith?

“Unity is a mercy and division is a punishment”

 

Answer

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