Front Cover Musnad Ahmad bin Hambal, Publish: Dar al-Hadith al-Qahira Misr

Hakim declared that it fulfils the requirements of authentic traditions as demanded by Bukhari and Muslim, while Dhahabi has also called it sahih (sound). It is attributed to Dawud bin Abu Salih. He says: one day Marwan came and he saw that a man was lying down with his mouth turned close to the Prophet’s grave. Then he (Marwan) said to him, “Do you know what are you doing?” When he moved towards him, he saw that it was Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. (In reply) he said, “Yes (I know) I have come to the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) and not to a stone. I have heard it from the Messenger of God (Peace Be Upon Him) not to cry over religion when its guardian is competent. Yes, shed tears over religion when its guardian is incompetent. [Ahmad bin Hambal with a sound chain of transmission in his Musnad Volume 017, Page No. 42-43, Hadith Number 23476]