Believers love the Ansar and hypocrites despise them

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In this answer, you have alluded to the narration of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. Kindly provide the words for the narration in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.


The wording of the Hadith as appears in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim is as follows:

الأنصار لا يحبهم إلا مؤمن، ولا يبغضهم إلا منافق، فمن أحبهم أحبه الله، ومن أبغضهم أبغضه الله

Sayyiduna Bara ibn ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Only a believer loves the Ansar and only a hypocrite despises them. So whomsoever loves them, Allah will love him and whomsoever despises them, Allah despises him.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3783, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 75)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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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