The following image quotes a hadith about marriage. Is it an exact quote or rephrasing of another hadith?

The best Muslim is who is best to his wife

I found another hadith with similar wording but not the exact quote:

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "The believers who show the most perfect Faith are those who have the best behaviour, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives".


Does a hadith with the exact wording exist?

  • Narrated from Ibn 'Abbas that: the Prophet said: "The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives." Exact... don't think so.
    – Ahmed
    Apr 9, 2017 at 21:13

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The hadith, as shown in the picture you posted, is in Jami' Al-Tirmidhi (Arabic: جامع الترمذي), not in Sahih Muslim. Most likely, the picture is referring to this hadith:

حدثنا أبو كريب قال: حدثنا عبدة بن سليمان، عن محمد بن عمرو قال: حدثنا أبو سلمة، عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أكمل المؤمنين إيمانا أحسنهم خلقا، وخيركم خيركم لنسائهم

Abu Hurairah narrated that The Messenger of Allah said: "The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character among them. And the best of you are those who are best to your women."

— Source: Jami' Al-Tirmidhi, Muhammad ibn Issa at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 1162)

The wording is almost identical, considering that both are translations. This is an authentic (sahih, Arabic: صحيح) hadith.

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