Hadith on Fun: So the Jews know there is leniency in Islam

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, placed my chin on his shoulder so I could watch the Abyssinians playing until I felt tired and turned away. The Prophet said, “That the Jews may know that there is flexibility in our religion. Verily, I have been sent with a truthful, lenient religion.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 24854

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ وَضَعَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ذَقْنِي عَلَى مَنْكِبَيْهِ لِأَنْظُرَ إِلَى زَفْنِ الْحَبَشَةِ حَتَّى كُنْتُ الَّتِي مَلِلْتُ فَانْصَرَفْتُ عَنْهُمْ وقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَتَعْلَمُ يَهُودُ أَنَّ فِي دِينِنَا فُسْحَةً إِنِّي أُرْسِلْتُ بِحَنِيفِيَّةٍ سَمْحَةٍ

24854 مسند أحمد

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