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Hadith on Mercy: If you have mercy on the sheep, Allah will have mercy on you

February 27, 2016

Qurra ibn Iyas reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, I would have slaughtered a sheep but I had mercy on it.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you had mercy on the sheep, then Allah will have mercy on you twice.”

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 368

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن قرة بن إياس قَالَ رَجُلٌ‏ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ إِنِّي لَأَذْبَحُ الشَّاةَ فَأَرْحَمُهَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالشَّاةُ إِنْ رَحِمْتَهَا رَحِمَكَ اللَّهُ مَرَّتَيْنِ

368 الأدب المفرد للبخاري باب ارحم من في الأرض

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