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bukhari:6009Ismāʿīl > Mālik > Suma a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "While a man was walking on a road. he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did." So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah ﷺ! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He said, "(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being) ."  

البخاري:٦٠٠٩حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَ بِي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ أَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  


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Collected by Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Mālik, Aḥmad, Ibn Ḥibbān, Bayhaqī, Suyūṭī

A man was granted forgiveness for giving water to a thirsty dog

bukhari:2466ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah > Mālik > Suma a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

The Prophet ﷺ said, "A man felt very thirsty while he was on the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst, and came out. Meanwhile, he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. He said to himself: This dog is suffering from thirst as I did." So, he went down the well again and filled his shoe with water, and watered it. Allah appreciated him for that deed and forgave him."

The people said, "O Messenger of Allah, is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He replied: "Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate (living being)."  

البخاري:٢٤٦٦حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ؓ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَا رَجُلٌ بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَ مِنِّي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لأَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

bukhari:2363ʿAbdullāh b. Yūsuf > Mālik > Suma > Abū Ṣāliḥ > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "While a man was walking he felt thirsty and went down a well and drank water from it. On coming out of it, he saw a dog panting and eating mud because of excessive thirst. The man said, 'This (dog) is suffering from the same problem as that of mine. So he (went down the well), filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth and climbed up and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for his (good) deed and forgave him." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah ﷺ! Is there a reward for us in serving (the) animals?" He replied, "Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate."  

البخاري:٢٣٦٣حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ؓ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي فَاشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَنَزَلَ بِئْرًا فَشَرِبَ مِنْهَا ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا هُوَ بِكَلْبٍ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا مِثْلُ الَّذِي بَلَغَ بِي فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ ثُمَّ رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ أَجْرًا قَالَ فِي كُلِّ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

تَابَعَهُ حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ وَالرَّبِيعُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ
muslim:2244Qutaybah b. Saʿīd > Mālik b. Anas Fīmā Quriʾ ʿAlayh > Suma a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

A person suffered from intense thirst while on a journey, when he found a well. He climbed down into it and drank (water) and then came out and saw a dog lolling its tongue on account of thirst and eating the moistened earth. The person said: This dog has suffered from thirst as I had suffered from it. He climbed down into the well, filled his shoe with water, then caught it in his mouth until he climbed up and made the dog drink it. So Allah appreciated this act of his and pardoned him. Then (the Companions around him) said: Messenger of Allah, is there for us a reward even for (serving) such animals? He said: Yes, there is a reward for service to every living animal.  

مسلم:٢٢٤٤حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ أَنَسٍ فِيمَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَ مِنِّي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي هَذِهِ الْبَهَائِمِ لأَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

abudawud:2550ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah al-Qaʿnabī > Mālik > Suma a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allaah ﷺ as saying “ While a man was going on his way, he felt himself thirsty severely. He found a well and e went down in it. He drank water and came out. Suddenly he saw a dog panting and eating soil due to thirst. The man said (to himself) “This dog must have reached the same condition due to thirst as I had reached. So he went down into the well, filled his sock with water, held it with his mouth and came up. He supplied water to the dog. Allaah appreciated this and forgave him.” They asked “Apostle of Allaah ﷺ, Is there any reward for us for these beasts? He replied, For every cool liver there is a reward.”  

أبو داود:٢٥٥٠حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ الْقَعْنَبِيُّ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ فَاشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَنِي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلأَ خُفَّيْهِ فَأَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لأَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

malik:49-23Mālik > Suma a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

Yahya related to me from Malik from Sumayy, the mawla of Abu Bakr from Abu Salih as-Samman from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "A man was walking on a road when he became very thirsty. He found a well and went into it and drank and came out. There was a dog panting and eating earth out of thirst. The man said, 'This dog has become as thirsty as I was.' He went down into the well and filled his shoe and then held it in his mouth until he climbed out and gave the dog water to drink. Allah thanked him for it and forgave him." They said, "Messenger of Allah, do we have a reward for taking care of beasts?" He said, "There is a reward for every one with a moist liver."  

مالك:٤٩-٢٣وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ إِذِ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ وَخَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي بَلَغَ مِنِّي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لأَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

ahmad:10699Rawḥ > Mālik > Sumay > Abū Ṣāliḥ > Abū Hurayrah

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allaah ﷺ as saying “ While a man was going on his way, he felt himself thirsty severely. He found a well and e went down in it. He drank water and came out. Suddenly he saw a dog panting and eating soil due to thirst. The man said (to himself) “This dog must have reached the same condition due to thirst as I had reached. So he went down into the well, filled his sock with water, held it with his mouth and came up. He supplied water to the dog. Allaah appreciated this and forgave him.” They asked “Apostle of Allaah ﷺ, Is there any reward for us for these beasts? He replied, For every cool liver there is a reward.” (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 2550)  

أحمد:١٠٦٩٩حَدَّثَنَا رَوْحٌ حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي بَلَغَنِي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ أَجْرًا؟ فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

ahmad:8874Isḥāq > Mālik > Sumay > Abū Ṣāliḥ > Abū Hurayrah

Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "While a man was walking on a road. he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did." So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah ﷺ! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He said, "(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being) ." (Using translation from Bukhārī 6009)  

أحمد:٨٨٧٤حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ أَخْبَرَنِي مَالِكٌ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ بَيْنَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي وَهُوَ بِطَرِيقٍ إِذِ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي بَلَغَنِي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ بِهِ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لَأَجْرًا؟ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

ذِكْرُ الْخَبَرِ الدَّالِّ عَلَى أَنَّ الْإِحْسَانَ إِلَى ذَوَاتِ الْأَرْبَعِ قَدْ يُرْجَى بِهِ تَكْفَيرُ الْخَطَايَا فِي الْعُقْبَى

ibnhibban:544ʿUmar b. Saʿīd b. Sinān al-Ṭāʾī Bimanbij And al-Ḥusayn b. Idrīs al-Anṣārī > Aḥmad b. Abū Bakr > Mālik > Sumay > Abū Ṣāliḥ > Abū Hurayrah

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allaah ﷺ as saying “ While a man was going on his way, he felt himself thirsty severely. He found a well and e went down in it. He drank water and came out. Suddenly he saw a dog panting and eating soil due to thirst. The man said (to himself) “This dog must have reached the same condition due to thirst as I had reached. So he went down into the well, filled his sock with water, held it with his mouth and came up. He supplied water to the dog. Allaah appreciated this and forgave him.” They asked “Apostle of Allaah ﷺ, Is there any reward for us for these beasts? He replied, For every cool liver there is a reward.” (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 2550)  

ابن حبّان:٥٤٤أَخْبَرَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ الطَّائِيُّ بِمَنْبِجَ وَالْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ الْأَنْصَارِيُّ قَالَا أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ «بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبُ مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلَ الَّذِي بَلَغَ بِي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ» فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لَأَجْرًا؟ فقَالَ ﷺ «فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ»  

bayhaqi:15818Abū ʿAbdullāh al-Ḥāfiẓ And ʾAbū Zakariyyā Yaḥyá b. Ibrāhīm > Abū al-ʿAbbās Muḥammad b. Yaʿqūb > Baḥr b. Naṣr > Ibn Wahb > Mālik b. Anas > Sumay a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: While a man was on a journey, he became thirsty and came across a well. He went down into it, drank, and then came out. Suddenly, he saw a dog eating the dirt out of thirst. The man went back down into the well, filled his shoe with water, and held it in his mouth. He then gave the water to the dog. Allah thanked him for his action and forgave his sins. The people said, "O Messenger of Allah, do we get reward for our kindness towards animals?" The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "In every living being, there is a reward for showing kindness."  

البيهقي:١٥٨١٨أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ الْحَافِظُ وَأَبُو زَكَرِيَّا يَحْيَى بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَا ثنا أَبُو الْعَبَّاسِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ ثنا بَحْرُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ ثنا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ أَخْبَرَنِي مَالِكُ بْنُ أَنَسٍ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ فِي طَرِيقٍ أَصَابَهُ عَطَشٌ فَجَاءَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَنَزَلَ الرَّجُلُ إِلَى الْبِئْرِ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ مِنَ الْمَاءِ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَ الْخُفَّ بِفِيهِ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لَأَجْرًا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ يُوسُفَ وَرَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ عَنْ قُتَيْبَةَ كِلَاهُمَا عَنْ مَالِكٍ
bayhaqi:7806[Chain 1] Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Aḥmad b. ʿAbdān > Aḥmad b. ʿUbayd al-Ṣaffār > Ismāʿīl b. Isḥāq > ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah > Mālik [Chain 2] Abū al-Ḥasan b. Abū al-Maʿrūf al-Faqīh al-Mihrajānī Bihā > Bishr b. Aḥmad > Dāwud b. al-Ḥasan al-Bayhaqī > Qutaybah > Mālik > Sumay a freed slave of Abū Bakr > Abū Ṣāliḥ al-Sammān > Abū Hurayrah ؓ

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allaah ﷺ as saying “ While a man was going on his way, he felt himself thirsty severely. He found a well and e went down in it. He drank water and came out. Suddenly he saw a dog panting and eating soil due to thirst. The man said (to himself) “This dog must have reached the same condition due to thirst as I had reached. So he went down into the well, filled his sock with water, held it with his mouth and came up. He supplied water to the dog. Allaah appreciated this and forgave him.” They asked “Apostle of Allaah ﷺ, Is there any reward for us for these beasts? He replied, For every cool liver there is a reward.” (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 2550)   

البيهقي:٧٨٠٦أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو الْحَسَنِ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَبْدَانَ أنبأ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عُبَيْدٍ الصَّفَّارُ ثنا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ ثنا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ عَنْ مَالِكٍ ح وَأَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو الْحَسَنِ بْنُ أَبِي الْمَعْرُوفِ الْفَقِيهُ الْمِهْرَجَانِيُّ بِهَا ثنا بِشْرُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ ثنا دَاوُدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْبَيْهَقِيُّ ثنا قُتَيْبَةُ عَنْ مَالِكٍ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ؓ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ بِهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ بِهَذَا مِنَ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَنِي وَفِي رِوَايَةِ قُتَيْبَةَ مِثْلُ مَا بَلَغْتُ فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً فَأَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لَأَجْرًا؟ فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ  

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مَسْلَمَةَ الْقَعْنَبِيِّ وَرَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ عَنْ قُتَيْبَةَ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ
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"بَينمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي فَاشْتَدَّ علَيهِ العَطَشُ فَنَزَلَ بئرًا فَشَرب مِنهَا وَخَرَجَ، فَإِذَا هُوَ بكَلْب يَلهثُ: يَأكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنَ العَطَشِ فَقَال: لَقَدْ بَلَغَ بهَذَا الَّذِي بَلغَ بِى، فَمَلأَ خُفَّهُ، ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بفِيهِ، ثُمَّ رَقِى فَسَقَى الكلبَ فَشَكَرَ اللهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ (قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ: وَإنَّ لَنَا في البَهَائِمِ أجْرًا؟ قَال: في كُلِّ كَبِدٍ رَطبَةٍ أجْرٌ) " .