40 American Hadith – Hadith #2

Narrated by Abu Sa’id al-Khudri from Imam al-Suyuti’s al-Jami’ al-Saghir:

من حفظ على أمتي أربعين حديثا من سنتي أدخلته يوم القيامة في شفاعتي

“Whoever preserves forty hadith for my Ummah from my Sunnah, I will intercede for him on the Day of Judgment.”

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Hadith #2

إن الدين النصيحة إن الدين النصيحة إن الدين النصيحة, قالوا لمن يا رسول الله؟ لله وكتابه ورسوله و أئمة المؤمنين وعامتهم و أئمة المسلمين وعامتهم

“Tamim al-Dari, may God be pleased with him, related, ‘al-Din is al-Nasihah [repeated three times].’ ‘In regards to whom O’ Messenger of God?’ ‘To God, to His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Believers and the rank-and-file as well as the leaders of the Muslims and the rank-and-file.'”

Recorded in Sunan Abu Dawud, #4944.