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Hadith on the importance of loving the sahabah

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Is this Hadith sahih?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mughaffal [radiyallahu ‘anhu] narrates that the Messenger of Allah said: “Allah, Allah! Fear Him with regard to my Companions! Do not make them targets after me. Whoever loves them loves them with his love for me; and whoever hates them hates them with his hatred for me. Whoever bears enmity for them bears enmity for me; and whoever bears enmity for me, bears enmity for Allah. Whoever bears enmity for Allah is about to be seized”

 

Answer

This Hadith has been declared sound (hasan gharib) by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and authentic (sahih) by Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3862 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7256)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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