Hadith on Humility: The Prophet walks, his companions ride

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: On the day of Badr, we were three men with one camel. Abu Lubabah and Ali ibn Abi Talib were the two who rode with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. It was time for the Messenger of Allah to walk, but they said, “We will walk and let you ride.” The Prophet said, “You are not stronger than me and I am not in less need of reward than you.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 3891

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ كُنَّا يَوْمَ بَدْرٍ كُلُّ ثَلَاثَةٍ عَلَى بَعِيرٍ كَانَ أَبُو لُبَابَةَ وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ زَمِيلَيْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ وَكَانَتْ عُقْبَةُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ فَقَالَا نَحْنُ نَمْشِي عَنْكَ فَقَالَ مَا أَنْتُمَا بِأَقْوَى مِنِّي وَلَا أَنَا بِأَغْنَى عَنْ الْأَجْرِ مِنْكُمَا

3891 مسند أحمد مسند المكثرين من الصحابة

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