Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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On Praising and Complementing (232)
Abi Bakrata related by way of his father that a man was mentioned in the presence of the Prophet ; thereupon, a man praised him well. The Prophet , thus said "Woe to you, you have cut the neck of your friend. Whoever among you is, unavoidable, going to praise his brother then let him say: 'Ahsabu <the person>, was 'allãhu haseebuhu, wa lã 'uzakkee `alã 'allãhi 'ahadan, 'ahsabuhu <as such and as such>, if he knows that of him."(238)
Footnotes

(238) I reckon <the person>, where Allah is his reckoner and I do not praise anyone over Allah's praise of him, I reckon him to be as <<such and as such>, if he knows that of him.

Reporters

Al-Albãni said that it was reported by 'Ahmad, 'Al-Bayhaqi, 'Abu Dãwood, and 'Ibn Mãjah, and in his Saheeh Al-Jãmi` as-Sagheer wa Ziyãdatih (#7140), he said it was sound.

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