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Riyad as-Saliheen 1827

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "There were two women, each had her child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them. One woman said to her companion: 'The wolf has taken your son.' The other said: 'It has taken your son.' So both of them took the dispute to Prophet Dawud (David) ﷺ who judged that the boy should be given to the older lady. Then they went to Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) ﷺ son of Dawud and put the case before him. Prophet Sulaiman said: 'Give me a knife so that I may cut the child into two and give one half to each of you.' The younger woman said: 'Do not do so; may Allah bless you! He is her child.' On that Prophet Sulaiman decided the case in favour of the younger woman."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

وعنه رضي الله عنه أنه سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول:
"كانت امرأتان معهما ابناهما، جاء الذئب فذهب بابن إحداهما، فقالت لصاحبتها: إنما ذهب بابنك، وقالت الأخرى إنما ذهب بابنك فتحاكما إلى داود صلى الله عليه وسلم فقضى به للكبرى، فخرجتا على سليمان بن داود، صلى الله عليه وسلم فأخبرتاه، فقال: ائتوني بالسكين أشقه بينهما. فقالت الصغرى: لا تفعل رحمك الله، هو ابنها، فقضى به للصغرى" ((متفق عليه)).

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

Riyad as-Saliheen 1827
Riyad as-Saliheen, Book of Miscellaneous ahadith of Significant Values, Hadith 20