Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advice to a Sahabi who acquired many Hadiths

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Could you give the reference for this Hadith please?

Yazid ibn Salamah Al Ju’fi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: “I said, O Rasulullah! I have heard many Hadiths from you; I fear that recent Hadiths [I heard] may cause me to forget the earlier ones. So, tell me something that would be comprehensive.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Fear Allah in all that you know [i.e. Abstain from the prohibitions and carry out the good deeds]’”



Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2683)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

سنن الترمذي (٢٦٨٣): حدثنا هناد قال: حدثنا أبو الأحوص، عن سعيد بن مسروق، عن ابن أشوع، عن يزيد بن سلمة الجعفي، قال: قال يزيد بن سلمة: يا رسول الله، إني قد سمعت منك حديثا كثيرا أخاف أن ينسيني أوله آخره، فحدثني بكلمة تكون جماعا قال: «اتق الله فيما تعلم»: «هذا حديث ليس إسناده بمتصل، وهو عندي مرسل، ولم يدرك عندي ابن أشوع يزيد بن سلمة وابن أشوع اسمه: سعيد بن أشوع».

This answer was collected from 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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