Can you confirm the source and authenticity of this narration:
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would hold Usamah ibn Zayd and Hassan [ibn ‘Ali] radiyallahu ‘anhum and say:
“O Allah love them for I love them”
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih on the authority of Sayyiduna Usamah ibn Zayd (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). The narration is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3735, 3747)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
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