Unity of the hearts is a mercy and division is a punishment

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Are these words found in a Hadith?

“Unity is a mercy and division is a punishment”



Yes, this is part of a longer narration recorded in Musnad Ahmad [Zawaid ‘Abdullah], on the authority of Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad; Zawaid ‘Abdullah ibn Imam Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 278 and vol. 4 pg. 375)


Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound.

(Targhib, vol.2 pg.78)


See another part of the Hadith here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

This Hadith is referring to unity/division of the hearts, and not in viewpoints…

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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