The best among you is the one who treats my family the best

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عَنْ اَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ قَالَ خَيْرُكُمْ خَيْرُكُمْ لِاَهْلِي

Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) said,

“The best of you is the one who is the best of you to my family.”


1)    In some references prior to Behaar al-Anwaar, the words ‘after me’ at the end of the tradition. That is, ‘…the best of you to my family after me.’

2)    Although the narrator of this narration was notorious in history as an enemy of the Ahle Bait (peace be on them), yet he has narrated such traditions. Why? The reason is that often Allah the Almighty makes the people of falsehood utter the absolute truth, which they regret later.


1.    Bashaarah al-Mustafa (peace be on him and his progeny) le Shiah al-Murtaza (peace be on him), p. 39

2.    Kashf al-Ghummah, vol. 1, p. 137

3.    Al-Umdah, p. 306

4.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 104, H. 73 narrating from Musnad-o-Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

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