Hadith on Thorns: Man enjoys Paradise for clearing out a thorny tree

Anas ibn Malik reported: There was a tree in the road that used to harm people, so a man came and cleared it from the road. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have seen him enjoying himself in its shade in Paradise.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 12332

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ كَانَتْ شَجَرَةٌ فِي طَرِيقِ النَّاسِ تُؤْذِي النَّاسَ فَأَتَاهَا رَجُلٌ فَعَزَلَهَا عَنْ طَرِيقِ النَّاسِ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَلَقَدْ رَأَيْتُهُ يَتَقَلَّبُ فِي ظِلِّهَا فِي الْجَنَّةِ

12332 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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