Hadith on Qulub: Most beloved of hearts to Allah are the softest

Abu ‘Inabah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has vessels among the people of the earth, and the vessels of your Lord are the hearts of his righteous servants. The most beloved of them to him are the softest and most tender of them.

Source: Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 840

Grade: Qawi (strong) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي عِنَبَةَ الْخَوْلَانِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ لِلَّهِ آنِيَةً مِنْ أَهْلِ الْأَرْضِ وَآنِيَةُ رَبِّكُمْ قُلُوبُ عِبَادِهِ الصَّالِحِينَ وَأَحَبُّهَا إِلَيْهِ أَلْيَنُهَا وَأَرَقُّهَا

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