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Anas reported that the people of Yemen came to Messenger of Allah ﷺ and said: Send with us a person who should teach us Sunnah and al-Islam, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) caught hold of the hand of Ubaida and said: He is a man of trust of this Umma.
حَدَّثَنِي عَمْرٌو النَّاقِدُ، حَدَّثَنَا عَفَّانُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، - وَهُوَ ابْنُ سَلَمَةَ - عَنْ ثَابِتٍ،
عَنْ أَنَسٍ، أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْيَمَنِ، قَدِمُوا عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالُوا ابْعَثْ مَعَنَا
رَجُلاً يُعَلِّمْنَا السُّنَّةَ وَالإِسْلاَمَ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ أَبِي عُبَيْدَةَ فَقَالَ ‏
"‏ هَذَا أَمِينُ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ
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Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 2419b
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 6, Book of the Merits of the Companions, Hadith 5948
• Sahih Muslim, Book of the Merits of the Companions, Hadith 5948