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Which type of woman is best?

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I would like to find out if this is a Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked, “Which type of woman is the best? He replied: ‘When you look at her you feel happiness.’”

 

Answer

Yes, these words have been reported in the Hadith.

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked, ‘Which type of woman is the best? He replied, When you look at her you become pleased…”

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 161. See the full narration here.)

 

‘Allamah Dhahabi has declared the narrators credible in accordance to the standard of Sahih Muslim.

 

The following narration appears in Musnad Bazzar and Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best of woman is one who when you look at her, she pleases you…”

(Musnad Bazzar; Al Bahruz Zakkhar, Hadith: 8537, Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi, Hadith: 2444. See the full narration here. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 273.)

 

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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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