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Hadith on Gifts: The Prophet accepted gifts from non-Muslim leaders

December 23, 2013

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was given gifts by Khosrau and he accepted them, and kings would give him gifts and he would accept them.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1576

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّ كِسْرَى أَهْدَى لَهُ فَقَبِلَ وَأَنَّ الْمُلُوكَ أَهْدَوْا إِلَيْهِ فَقَبِلَ مِنْهُمْ

1576 سنن الترمذي كتاب السير عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم باب ما جاء في قبول هدايا المشركين

قال الترمذي وَهَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ