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The one who guides to good will be rewarded equally

 

Question:

 

Is this Hadith Authentic??
“The one who guides to good will be rewarded equally”…..

 

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

The Hadeeth is authentic. It is reported in Saheeh Muslim, Sunan Abu Daawood, Sunan At-Timirdhi and many others with slight changes in its wording.

 

The narration of Saheeh Muslim is as follows:

 

Hadhrat Abu Mas`ood Al-Ansaari Radhiallaahu `Anhu narrates that a man came to Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam and said: “My animal (which was my transport) has died, so give me some transport.” So he (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) replied: “I don’t have any.” A man said: “O Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam), I will guide him to someone who will give him transport.” So Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The one who guides someone to goodness, he will have the same reward as the one who does it (the actual good act).” [i]

 

 

Meaning that the Sahaabi who guided this man to someone who gave him an animal to ride, he got the same reward as the one who actually gave this man the animal.

 

Because the treasures and Magnanimity of Allaah are both limitless, so Allaah can reward both in full without detracting from the reward of the other in the least.

 

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

 

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

 

Saturday 25th Sha`baan 1436 – 13th June 2015.

 

 

[i]عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ: جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، فَقَالَ: إِنِّي أُبْدِعَ بِي فَاحْمِلْنِي، فَقَالَ: «مَا عِنْدِي»، فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، أَنَا أَدُلُّهُ عَلَى مَنْ يَحْمِلُهُ، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «مَنْ دَلَّ عَلَى خَيْرٍ فَلَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ فَاعِلِهِ» – رواه الإمام مسلم رحمه الله في صحيحه.

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