Hadith on Servitude: Best and worst servants of Allah

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about the worst servants of Allah? They are cruel and arrogant. Shall I not tell you about the best servants of Allah? They are weak, persecuted, and down-trodden, yet if they swear an oath by Allah, Allah will fulfill their oath.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2904

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عن حذيفة بن اليمان أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَلَا أُخْبرُكُمْ بشَرِّ عِبادِ اللَّهِ الْفَظُّ الْمُسْتَكْبرُ أَلَا أُخْبرُكُمْ بخَيْرِ عِبادِ اللَّهِ الضَّعِيفُ الْمُسْتَضْعَفُ ذُو الطِّمْرَيْنِ لَوْ أَقْسَمَ عَلَى اللَّهِ لَأَبرَّ اللَّهُ قَسَمَهُ

22839 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

2904 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترغيب