Hadith on Roads: Removing harm from roads leads to Paradise

Akhdar ibn Mu’awiyah reported: I was with Ma’qal ibn Yasar, may Allah be pleased with him, along some of the roads. We passed by something harmful, so he moved it to the side of the road. I saw something similar, so I took it and moved it to the side. Ma’qal took my hand and he said, “O son of my brother, what made you do so?” I said, “O uncle, I saw you doing it to something, so I did the same.” Ma’qal said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: Whoever clears harmful things from the roads of the Muslims, a good deed will be recorded for him. Whoever is awarded a good deed, he will enter Paradise.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 502

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti

عن أخضر بن معاوية قَالَ كُنْتُ مَعَ مَعْقِلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ رضي الله عنه فِي بَعْضِ الطُّرُقَاتِ فَمَرَرْنَا بِأَذًى فَنَحَّاهُ عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ فَرَأَيْتُ مِثْلَهُ فَأَخَذْتُهُ فَنَحَّيْتُهُ فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِي فَقَالَ يَابْنَ أَخِي مَا حَمَلَكَ عَلَى مَا صَنَعْتَ قُلْتُ يَا عَمِّ رَأَيْتُكَ صَنَعْتَ شَيْئًا فَصَنَعْتُ مِثْلَهُ فَقَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ مَنْ أَمَاطَ أَذًى عَنْ طَرِيقِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةٌ وَمَنْ تُقُبِّلَتْ مِنْهُ حَسَنَةٌ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

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