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"
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.