Hadith on Ahruf: Nations were destroyed by differing over the Book

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: A man was reciting a verse which I had heard differently from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. I took his hand and brought him to the Prophet and he said, “Both of your recitations are good. Do not differ, for the nations before you were destroyed by their differences.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2279

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عن عبد الله بن مسعود سَمِعْتُ رَجُلًا قَرَأَ آيَةً سَمِعْتُ مِنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِلَافَهَا فَأَخَذْتُ بِيَدِهِ فَأَتَيْتُ بِهِ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ كِلَاكُمَا مُحْسِنٌ لَا تَخْتَلِفُوا فَإِنَّ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ اخْتَلَفُوا فَهَلَكُوا

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