Hadith on Reconciliation: Peaceful relations between people is more virtuous than voluntary acts of worship

September 8, 2012

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about what is better in degree than extra fasting, prayer, and charity?” They said, “Of course!” The Prophet said, “Reconciliation between people. Verily, corrupted relations between people is the razor.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “It is the razor. I do not say that it shaves hair, but rather it shaves the religion.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2509

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَلَا أُخْبِرُكُمْ بِأَفْضَلَ مِنْ دَرَجَةِ الصِّيَامِ وَالصَّلَاةِ وَالصَّدَقَةِ قَالُوا بَلَى قَالَ صَلَاحُ ذَاتِ الْبَيْنِ فَإِنَّ فَسَادَ ذَاتِ الْبَيْنِ هِيَ الْحَالِقَةُ

وفي رواية أخرى قال هِيَ الْحَالِقَةُ لَا أَقُولُ تَحْلِقُ الشَّعَرَ وَلَكِنْ تَحْلِقُ الدِّينَ

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