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bukhari:3194Qutaybah b. Saʿīd > Mughīrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-Qurashī > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger."  

البخاري:٣١٩٤حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ حَدَّثَنَا مُغِيرَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْقُرَشِيُّ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ؓ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهْوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي  


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bukhari:7404ʿAbdān > Abū Ḥamzah > al-Aʿmash > Abū Ṣāliḥ > Abū Hurayrah

The Prophet ﷺ said, "When Allah created the Creation, He wrote in His Book--and He wrote (that) about Himself, and it is placed with Him on the Throne--'Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.'"  

البخاري:٧٤٠٤حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدَانُ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ لَمَّا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ هُوَ يَكْتُبُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَهْوَ وَضْعٌ عِنْدَهُ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي تَغْلِبُ غَضَبِي  

bukhari:7422Abū al-Yamān > Shuʿayb > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

The Prophet ﷺ said, "When Allah had finished His creation, He wrote over his Throne: 'My Mercy preceded My Anger.'  

البخاري:٧٤٢٢حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْيَمَانِ أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبٌ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَّا قَضَى الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ عَرْشِهِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي سَبَقَتْ غَضَبِي  

bukhari:7453Ismāʿīl > Mālik > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah created the creations, He wrote with Him on His Throne: 'My Mercy has preceded My Anger."  

البخاري:٧٤٥٣حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ؓ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ عَرْشِهِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي سَبَقَتْ غَضَبِي  

bukhari:7553Lī Khalīfah b. Khayyāṭ > Muʿtamir from my father > Qatādah > Abū Rāfiʿ > Abū Hurayrah

I heard Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying, "Before Allah created the creations, He wrote a Book (wherein He has written): My Mercy has preceded my Anger." and that (Book) is written with Him over the Throne."  

البخاري:٧٥٥٣وَقَالَ لِي خَلِيفَةُ بْنُ خَيَّاطٍ حَدَّثَنَا مُعْتَمِرٌ سَمِعْتُ أَبِي عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ أَبِي رَافِعٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ كِتَابًا عِنْدَهُ غَلَبَتْ أَوْ قَالَ سَبَقَتْ رَحْمَتِي غَضَبِي فَهْوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ  

muslim:2751aQutaybah b. Saʿīd > al-Mughīrah / al-Ḥizāmī > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

When Allah created the creation as He was upon the Throne, He put down in His Book: Verily, My mercy predominates My wrath.  

مسلم:٢٧٥١aحَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ حَدَّثَنَا الْمُغِيرَةُ يَعْنِي الْحِزَامِيَّ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ لَمَّا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي تَغْلِبُ غَضَبِي  

muslim:2751cʿAlī b. Khashram > Abū Ḍamrah > al-Ḥārith b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman > ʿAṭāʾ b. Mīnāʾ > Abū Hurayrah

When Allah created the creation, He ordained for Himself and this document is with Him: Verily, My mercy predominates Mv wrath.  

مسلم:٢٧٥١cحَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ خَشْرَمٍ أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو ضَمْرَةَ عَنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ مِينَاءَ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ فَهُوَ مَوْضُوعٌ عِنْدَهُ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي تَغْلِبُ غَضَبِي  

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Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger." (Using translation from Bukhārī 3194)  

أحمد:٨١٢٧

وَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ لَمَّا قَضَى اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ كِتَابًا فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي  

ahmad:7500Yazīd > Muḥammad > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger." (Using translation from Bukhārī 3194)  

أحمد:٧٥٠٠حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدٌ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنْ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ لَمَّا قَضَى اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي سَبَقَتْ غَضَبِي  

ahmad:7528ʿAlī b. Ḥafṣ > And Rqāʾ > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah created the creation, He wrote in a book that is with Him, above the Throne: 'Indeed, My mercy has preceded My anger.'"  

أحمد:٧٥٢٨حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حَفْصٍ أَخْبَرَنَا وَرْقَاءُ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ لَمَّا خَلَقَ اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ كِتَابًا فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي سَبَقَتْ غَضَبِي  

ahmad:8700Ḥusayn > Ibn Abū al-Zinād from his father > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying, "When Allah the Almighty finished creating the creation, He wrote in His book which is with Him, above the Throne: 'Verily, My mercy has overcome My anger.'"  

أحمد:٨٧٠٠حَدَّثَنَا حُسَيْنٌ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ يَقُولُ لَمَّاقَضَى الله ﷻ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابٍه فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي  

ibnhibban:6143Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-Sāmī > Aḥmad b. Yūnus > Sufyān al-Thawrī > al-Aʿmash > Dhakwān > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah created the creation, He wrote in His Book, which is with Him, on Himself, while He was above His Throne: 'Indeed, My mercy overcomes My anger.'"  

ابن حبّان:٦١٤٣أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ السَّامِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ يُونُسَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ الثَّوْرِيُّ عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ ذَكْوَانَ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ «لَمَّا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ يَكْتُبُهُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَهُوَ مَرْفُوعٌ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِيَ تَغْلِبُ غَضْبَى»  

ذِكْرُ الْبَيَانِ بِأَنَّ قَوْلَهُ ﷺ «لَمَّا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ» أَرَادَ بِهِ: لَمَّا قَضَى خَلْقَهُمْ

ibnhibban:6144Ibn Zuhayr > Aḥmad b. al-Miqdām > Muʿtamir > Abū > Qatādah > Abū Rāfiʿ > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Prophet ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in a book near Him: 'My mercy prevails over My wrath.' "  

ابن حبّان:٦١٤٤أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ زُهَيْرٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ الْمِقْدَامِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُعْتَمِرٌ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِيَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ أَبِي رَافِعٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ «لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابٍ عِنْدَهُ غَلَبَتْ أَوْ قَالَ سَبَقَتْ رَحْمَتِي غَضْبَى  

nasai-kubra:7703Qutaybah b. Saʿīd > al-Mughīrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman > Abū al-Zinād > Aḥmad b. Ḥafṣ from my father > Ibrāhīm > Mūsá > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger." (Using translation from Bukhārī 3194)   

الكبرى للنسائي:٧٧٠٣أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْمُغِيرَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ وَأَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي إِبْرَاهِيمُ عَنْ مُوسَى قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ «لَمَّا قَضَى اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي» اللَّفْظُ لِقُتَيْبَةَ  

nasai-kubra:7709Shuʿayb b. Shuʿayb b. Isḥāq > Zayd b. Yaḥyá > Mālik > Abū al-Zinād > al-Aʿraj > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger." (Using translation from Bukhārī 3194)   

الكبرى للنسائي:٧٧٠٩أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبُ بْنُ شُعَيْبِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ «لَمَّا قَضَى اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ وَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي سَبَقَتْ غَضَبِي»  

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"لَمَّا قَضَى اللهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كتَابِه - فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ - إِنَّ رَحْمَتِى غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِى".  

[حم] أحمد [خ] البخاري [م] مسلم [قط] الدارقطنى في السنن في الصفات عن أبي هريرة