The example of the believers in their mutual love mercy and compassion

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I am looking for the wording of the Hadith regarding the example of believers in regard to mutual love, affection and mercy…


Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The example of the Believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion shown to each other is that of a body. When one limb aches the entire body [responds] by sleeplessness and fever.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2586)

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith with slight variation in the wording.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6011)

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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