The wedding/wife with the most blessing (Barakah)

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Is the following authentic?

“The marriage with the greatest blessing is the one of the least expenditure.”



This Hadith is recorded in the following Hadith sources with the words in question:

Musnad Ahmad, vol.6 pg.82

Musnad Abi Dawud Tayalisi, Hadith: 1427

Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6146


It also appears in other sources with the words:

“The woman with the greatest blessing is the one of the least expenditure.”

Refer: Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 16641 and Musnad Ahmad, vol.6 pg.145


The chain for this is acceptable. Furthermore, the broader meaning of this is proven through other narrations.

The Hadith in question is suitable to quote.

(Refer: footnotes of Shaykh ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 16641. Also see: Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: 4095, Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 453 and Sharhul ihya, vol.5 pg.346)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from 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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