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Thabit asked Anas: O Anas. did your hand touch the hand of Rasulullah? I said yes. He said: Show me, I will kiss it.
Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.
Thabit asked Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu): “O Anas! Did you touch the hand of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with your hand?” He replied, ‘Yes.’ [Thabit] said, ‘Show me, I want to kiss it.’”
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 111)
The narration also appears in Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 974 of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) and Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 51 with slight variation in the wording.
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