Please let me know the refrence of hadith "Give tidings (to the people) ; do not create (in their minds) aversion (towards religion)" "يسِّروا ولا تعسِّروا"

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The hadith is sahih and appears in both Sahihs and elsewhere several times, with more or less slightly different wordings:

  • In Sahih al-Bukhari:
    In the book of knowledge (see here) in the book of Good manners (see here)
  • In Sahih Muslim:
    in the book of Jihad and expedition on the authority of abu Musa al-Ash'ari (see here) and on the authoirty of Anas ibn Malik (See here)
  • In al-Adab al-Mufrad of imam al-Bukhari:
    In the chapter on calming (see here) in the chapter excusing and pardoning people (see here)
  • And in abu Dawood's Sunan in the book of general behaviour (see here)
  • And in many other hadith collections such as Musnad Ahmad and 'Abdurrazaq's al-Mossanaf etc.

Note that the following version which appears in both Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim shows that the statement of the hadith was in first place said to Mu'ad ibn Jabal and abu Musa al-Ash'ari -as it was stated in the Arabic dual plural-:

"The Prophet (ﷺ) sent Mu`adh and Abu Musa to Yemen telling them.
'Treat the people with ease and don't be hard on them; give them glad tidings and don't fill them with aversion; and love each other, and don't differ."
يَسِّرَا وَلاَ تُعَسِّرَا، وَبَشِّرَا وَلاَ تُنَفِّرَا، وَتَطَاوَعَا وَلاَ تَخْتَلِفَا
(See for example in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

Note that the above version is also quoted different times in both Sahihs and elsewhere.

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