There is nothing better to follow than the Blessed Sunnah

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Kindly provide the reference and Arabic text of the following narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘You will not find anything better to follow than the Sunnah of your prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).’



This is part of a narration Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 121; Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 227)


Hereunder is the Arabic text of the narration in question,

قال علي رضي الله عنه: ولا تتبعون شيئا أفضل من سنة نبيكم صلى الله عليه وسلم


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


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