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Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding how the Sahabah would receive Ramadan

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What is the reference for this narration?

سئل ابن مسعود:كيف كنتم تستقبلون رمضان؟ قال:ما كان احدنا يجرؤ على استقبال الهلال وفي قلبه ذرة حقد على أخيه المسلم

 

Answer

I have not come across this narration in any primary source nor have I come across a chain of narrators. I am therefore unable to verify the authenticity.

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked: “How would you [Sahabah] anticipate/greet Ramadan? He said: None of us would dare to greet the crescent of Ramadan with an atom of malice in his heart for his Muslim brother.”

 

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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