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‘Honour my Sahabah, for they are the best of you’

What is the reference of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Honour my Sahabah for they are the best of you”


Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded these words part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 20710)

Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith with the words, ‘Honour my Sahabah, then those after them and then those after them…’

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 9173, 9180, Al Amalil Mutlaqah, pg.64. Also see Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2165)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved 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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