Hadith on Muslims: Those who pray towards Mecca are Muslims

August 21, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever prays our prayer, faces our direction of prayer (al-qiblah), and eats our slaughtered animals, they are Muslims under the protection of Allah and the protection of his messenger. Thus, do not betray Allah in the matter of his protection.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 384

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ صَلَّى صَلَاتَنَا وَاسْتَقْبَلَ قِبْلَتَنَا وَأَكَلَ ذَبِيحَتَنَا فَذَلِكَ الْمُسْلِمُ الَّذِي لَهُ ذِمَّةُ اللَّهِ وَذِمَّةُ رَسُولِهِ فَلَا تُخْفِرُوا اللَّهَ فِي ذِمَّتِهِ

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