Hadith on Gathering: The best assembly is one of remembrance and virtue

May 11, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, which gathering is best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A gathering of those who inspire you to remember Allah when you see them, whose discourse increases your knowledge, and whose good deeds inspire you to remember the Hereafter.

Source: Musnad Abī Ya’la’ 2408

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ جُلَسَائِنَا خَيْرٌ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ ذَكَّرَكُمُ اللَّهَ رُؤْيَتُهُ وَزَادَ فِي عِلْمِكُمْ مَنْطِقُهُ وَذَكَّرَكُمْ بِالآخِرَةِ عَمَلُهُ

2408 مسند أبي يعلى الموصلي

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