Hadith on Sahaba: Honor for the Companions and the Salaf

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Respect me in regards to my companions, then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Thereafter, falsehood will spread until a man offers his testimony without being asked and he swears an oath without being asked.

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 2363

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ احْفَظُونِي فِي أَصْحَابِي ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ثُمَّ يَفْشُو الْكَذِبُ حَتَّى يَشْهَدَ الرَّجُلُ وَمَا يُسْتَشْهَدُ وَيَحْلِفَ وَمَا يُسْتَحْلَفُ

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