Hadith on Ibad: Best servants remind of Allah, worst spread gossip

Abdur Rahman Ghanm reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best servants of Allah are those who remind you of Allah when they are seen. The worst servants of Allah and those who carry gossip, separating between loved ones, and seeking misery for the innocent.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 17998

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to exeternal evidence) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ غَنْمٍ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيَارُ عِبَادِ اللهِ الَّذِينَ إِذَا رُءُوا ذُكِرَ اللهُ وَشِرَارُ عِبَادِ اللهِ الْمَشَّاءُونَ بِالنَّمِيمَةِ الْمُفَرِّقُونَ بَيْنَ الْأَحِبَّةِ الْبَاغُونَ الْبُرَآءَ الْعَنَتَ

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