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Those who greet first are the closest to Allah Ta’ala

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Is there any reference for this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Those who are nearest to Allah are those who are first to greet”

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5155. Also see: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2694)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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