Hadith on Hudaybiyyah: Peace treaty with idolaters a victory for the Prophet

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the verse was revealed, “Verily, We have given you a clear victory,” (48:1), they had returned from Al-Hudaybiyyah mixed with grief and despair. They slaughtered their sacrificial animals at Hudaybiyyah, then the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A verse has been revealed to me that is more beloved to me than the entire world.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1786

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَنَس بْن مَالِكٍ قَالَ لَمَّا نَزَلَتْ إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُبِينًا مَرْجِعَهُ مِنَ الْحُدَيْبِيَةِ وَهُمْ يُخَالِطُهُمُ الْحُزْنُ وَالْكَآبَةُ وَقَدْ نَحَرَ الْهَدْيَ بِالْحُدَيْبِيَةِ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَقَدْ أُنْزِلَتْ عَلَيَّ آيَةٌ هِيَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا جَمِيعًا

1786 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجهاد والسير باب صلح الحديبية في الحديبية