Hadith on Believers: Amazing faith of those who never saw Prophets

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Who in creation has the most astonishing faith?” They said, “The angels.” The Prophet said, “But how could the angels not believe?” They said, “The prophets.” The Prophet said, “But the prophets were given divine revelation, so how could they not believe?” They said, “Their companions.” The Prophet said, “The companions were with their prophets, so how could they not believe? Rather, the people with the most astonishing faith are those who come after you and they find a book of divine revelation, thus they believe in it and follow it. They are the people with the most astonishing faith.

Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 7294

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَن أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيه وَسَلَّم أَيُّ الْخَلْقِ أَعْجَبُ إِيمَانًا قَالُوا الْمَلائِكَةُ قَالَ الْمَلائِكَةُ كَيْفَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّونَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّونَ يُوحَى إِلَيْهِمْ فَكَيْفَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ قَالُوا الصَّحَابَةُ قَالَ الصَّحَابَةُ يَكُونُونَ مَعَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ فَكَيْفَ لا يُؤْمِنُونَ وَلكن أَعْجَبَ النَّاسِ إِيمَانًا قَوْمٌ يجيؤون مِنْ بَعْدِكُمْ فَيَجِدُونَ كِتَابًا مِنَ الْوَحْيِ فَيُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ وَيَتَّبِعُونَهُ فَهُمْ أَعْجَبُ النَّاسِ

7294 مسند البزار

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