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Abu Ayyub Ansiri reported Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: It is not permissible for a Muslim to have estranged relations with his brother beyond three nights, the one turning one way and the other turning the other way when they meet;
the better of the two is one who is the first to give a greeting.
حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، قَالَ قَرَأْتُ عَلَى مَالِكٍ عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ،
اللَّيْثِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏
"‏ لاَ يَحِلُّ لِمُسْلِمٍ
أَنْ يَهْجُرَ أَخَاهُ فَوْقَ ثَلاَثِ لَيَالٍ يَلْتَقِيَانِ فَيُعْرِضُ هَذَا وَيُعْرِضُ هَذَا وَخَيْرُهُمَا الَّذِي يَبْدَأُ
بِالسَّلاَمِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 2560a
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 6, Book of Virtue, Enjoining Good Manners and Joining of the Ties of Kinship, Hadith 6210
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Virtue, Enjoining Good Manners and Joining of the Ties of Kinship, Hadith 6210