Hadith on Family: Allah loves upholding family ties, hates separation

Qatadah reported: A man of Khath’am came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Are you the one who thinks he is the Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Yes.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, which deeds are most beloved to Allah?” The Prophet said, “Faith in Allah.” The man said, “Then what?” The Prophet said, “To maintain family relationships.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, which deeds are most hateful to Allah?” The Prophet said, “To associate idols with Allah.” The man said, “Then what?” The Prophet said, “To sever family family relationships.” The man said, “Then what?” The Prophet said, “To enjoin evil and forbid good.

Source: Musnad Abī Ya’lá 6793

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ خَثْعَمَ أَتى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فقَالَ أَنْتَ الَّذِي تَزْعُمُ أَنَّكَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ قَالَ نَعَمْ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ الأَعْمَالِ أَحَبُّ إِلَى اللَّهِ قَالَ إِيمَانٌ بِاللَّهِ قَالَ ثُمَّ مَهْ قَالَ صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ الأَعْمَالِ أَبْغَضُ إِلَى اللَّهِ قَالَ الإِشْرَاكُ بِاللَّهِ قَالَ ثُمَّ مَهْ قَالَ قَطِيعَةُ الرَّحِمِ قَالَ ثُمَّ مَهْ قَالَ الأَمْرُ بِالْمُنْكَرِ وَالنَّهْيِ عَنِ الْمَعْرُوفِ

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