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Another version of the Hadith regarding what company to keep

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Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

حدثنا عباس بن محمد بن حاتم الدوري، حدثنا عبيد الله بن موسى، أنبأنا مبارك بن حسان، عن عطاء، عن ابن عباس، قال: قيل: ” يا رسول الله، أي جلسائنا خير؟ قال: من ذكركم بالآخرة عمله

 

Answer

This version is recorded in Makarimul Akhlaq of Imam Kharaiti.

(Makarimul Ahklaq, Hadith: 735)

 

Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) and others have recorded a longer version. See here

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “It was asked, O Rasulullah! Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: “One whose actions reminds you of the Hereafter.”

 

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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