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bukhari:19ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "A time will soon come when the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take on the top of mountains and the places of rainfall (valleys) so as to flee with his religion from afflictions."  

البخاري:١٩حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  


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bukhari:3300Ismāʿīl b. Abū Ūways > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "There will come a time when the best property of a man will be sheep which he will graze on the tops of mountains and the places where rain falls (i.e. pastures) escaping to protect his religion from afflictions."  

البخاري:٣٣٠٠حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ أَبِي أُوَيْسٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الرَّجُلِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

bukhari:7088ʿAbdullāh b. Yūsuf > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "There will come a time when the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take to the tops of mountains and the places of rainfall so as to flee with his religion from the afflictions.  

البخاري:٧٠٨٨حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ أَنَّهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

bukhari:6495Abū Nuʿaym > al-Mājishūn > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd > Samiʿah

I heard from the Prophet ﷺ saying, "There will come a time upon the people when the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take to the tops of mountains and to the places of rainfall, run away with his religion (in order to save it) from afflictions."  

البخاري:٦٤٩٥حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ حَدَّثَنَا الْمَاجِشُونُ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَهُ يَقُولُ

سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ يَقُولُ يَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ خَيْرُ مَالِ الرَّجُلِ الْمُسْلِمِ الْغَنَمُ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

nasai:5036[Chain 1] Hārūn b. ʿAbdullāh > Maʿn [Chain 2] Asmaʿ > Ibn al-Qāsim > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

"The Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: 'Soon the best wealth of a Muslim will be the sheep which follows in the mountain peaks and places where rainfall is to be found, fleeing with his religion from the tribulations.'"  

النسائي:٥٠٣٦أَخْبَرَنَا هَارُونُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مَعْنٌ ح وَالْحَارِثُ بْنُ مِسْكِينٍ قِرَاءَةً عَلَيْهِ وَأَنَا أَسْمَعُ عَنْ ابْنِ الْقَاسِمِ قَالَا حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ

رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ مُسْلِمٍ غَنَمٌ يَتَّبِعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنْ الْفِتَنِ  

abudawud:4267ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan).  

أبو داود:٤٢٦٧حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرُ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمًا يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ibnmajah:3980Abū Kurayb > ʿAbdullāh b. Numayr > Yaḥyá b. Saʿīd > ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-Anṣārī from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

“Soon the best wealth of a Muslim will be sheep which he follows in the mountain peaks and places where rainfall is to be found, fleeing for the sake of his religion from tribulations.”  

ابن ماجة:٣٩٨٠حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ نُمَيْرٍ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيَّ يَقُولُ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

malik:54-16Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Malik related to me from Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sasaca from his father that Abu Said al-Khudri said that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "It will soon happen that the best property of a muslim will be sheep which he takes to the peaks of the mountains and the valleys, fleeing with his deen from trials."  

مالك:٥٤-١٦وَحَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرُ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمًا يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ahmad:11032Sufyān > Ibn Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah Shaykh from al-Anṣār from his father > Abū Saʿīd

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)   

أحمد:١١٠٣٢حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ عَنْ ابْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ شَيْخٌ مِنَ الْأَنْصَارِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الرَّجُلِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ahmad:11542ʿAbd al-Razzāq > Mālik > ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)  

أحمد:١١٥٤٢حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الرَّجُلِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ahmad:11391Isḥāq b. ʿĪsá > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)  

أحمد:١١٣٩١حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ عِيسَى قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الْمَرْءِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ahmad:11254Ibn Numayr > Yaḥyá b. Saʿīd > ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-Anṣārī from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)  

أحمد:١١٢٥٤حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ نُمَيْرٍ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيَّ يَقُولُ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرُ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمًا يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ  

ذِكْرُ الْأَمْرِ بِالِانْفِرَادِ بِالدِّينِ عِنْدَ وُقُوعِ الْفِتَنِ

ibnhibban:5955al-Faḍl b. al-Ḥubāb > Ibrāhīm b. Bashhār al-Ramādī > Sufyān > ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)   

ابن حبّان:٥٩٥٥أَخْبَرَنَا الْفَضْلُ بْنُ الْحُبَابِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ الرَّمَادِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ «أَوْشَكَ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرُ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غُنَيْمَةً يَتْبَعُ بِهَا سَعَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاضِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ»  

ذِكْرُ الْإِخْبَارِ بِأَنَّ الِاعْتِزَالَ فِي الْفِتَنِ يَجِبُ أَنْ يَلْزَمَهُ الْمَرْءُ دُونَ الْوَثْبَةِ إِلَى كُلِّ هَيْعَةٍ

ibnhibban:5958ʿUmar b. Saʿīd b. Sinān > Aḥmad b. Abū Bakr > Mālik > ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. ʿAbdullāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman b. Abū Ṣaʿṣaʿah from his father > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: A Muslim's best property will soon be sheep which he will take to the tops of the mountains and the places where the rain falls, fleeing with his religion from the civil strife (fitan). (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4267)  

ابن حبّان:٥٩٥٨أَخْبَرَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ «يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرَ مَالِ الْمُسْلِمِ غَنَمٌ يَتْبَعُ شَغَفَ الْجِبَالِ وَمَوَاقِعَ الْقَطْرِ يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ»  

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"يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَكُونَ خَيْرُ مَالِ الْمُسْلِم غَنَمًا يَتْبَعُ بِهَا شَعَف الْجِبَالِ وَمَواقِعَ الْقَطْرِ، يَفِرُّ بِدِينِهِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ".  

مالك [م] مسلم (*) [ش] ابن أبى شيبة وعبد بن حميد، [خ] البخاري [د] أبو داود [ن] النسائي [هـ] ابن ماجة [حب] ابن حبّان عن أَبى سعيد