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Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle ﷺ as saying: The truest couplet recited by a poet is:" Behold! apart from Allah everything is vain," and he made no addition to it.
وَحَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ بْنِ،
عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏
"‏ أَصْدَقُ بَيْتٍ
قَالَتْهُ الشُّعَرَاءُ أَلاَ كُلُّ شَىْءٍ مَا خَلاَ اللَّهَ بَاطِلٌ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 2256d
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 5, Book of Poetry, Hadith 5607
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Poetry, Hadith 5607