Hadith on Ikhtilaf: Two men follow different opinions, both rewarded

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: Two men went out for travel when the time of prayer arrived and they did not have water with them. They performed dry ablution with clean earth and prayed, then they later found water. One of them repeated his ablution and prayer, while the other did not repeat them. They came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and mentioned that to him. The Prophet said to the one who did not repeat his prayer, “You have followed the Sunnah correctly and you will be rewarded for your prayer,” and the Prophet said to the one who repeated his prayer, “You will have a double reward.”

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 338tay

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

‘Azimabadi said, “Both of them were correct as inferred by the reward, for Allah will not waste the wages of those who perform good deeds.”

Source: ʻAwn al-Maʻbūd ʻalá Sunan Abī Dāwūd 338

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ خَرَجَ رَجُلَانِ فِي سَفَرٍ فَحَضَرَتْ الصَّلَاةُ وَلَيْسَ مَعَهُمَا مَاءٌ فَتَيَمَّمَا صَعِيدًا طَيِّبًا فَصَلَّيَا ثُمَّ وَجَدَا الْمَاءَ فِي الْوَقْتِ فَأَعَادَ أَحَدُهُمَا الصَّلَاةَ وَالْوُضُوءَ وَلَمْ يُعِدْ الْآخَرُ ثُمَّ أَتَيَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَذَكَرَا ذَلِكَ لَهُ فَقَالَ لِلَّذِي لَمْ يُعِدْ أَصَبْتَ السُّنَّةَ وَأَجْزَأَتْكَ صَلَاتُكَ وَقَالَ لِلَّذِي تَوَضَّأَ وَأَعَادَ لَكَ الْأَجْرُ مَرَّتَيْنِ

338 سنن أبي داود كتاب الطهارة باب في المتيمم يجد الماء بعد ما يصل في الوقت

338 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح أبي داود

قال العظيم آبادي فَإِنَّ كُلًّا مِنْهُمَا صَحِيحَةٌ تَتَرَتَّبُ عَلَيْهَا مَثُوبَةٌ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ عَمَلًا

338 عون المعبود على سنن أبي داود