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I heard more times in bayans especially during Ramadhan that Allah(Sub)'s love is 70 times more than a mother's love to her children.

Is there any hadith with these wordings, ie, 70 times?

I searched over that and found some hadiths below.

Narated By Abu Huraira : I heard Allah's Apostle saying, Allah divided Mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, it's one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it." - Sahih Bukhari.

Narated By 'Umar bin Al-Khattab : Some Sabi (i.e. war prisoners, children and woman only) were brought before the Prophet and behold, a woman amongst them was milking her breasts to feed and whenever she found a child amongst the captives, she took it over her chest and nursed it (she had lost her child but later she found him) the Prophet said to us, "Do you think that this lady can throw her son in the fire?" We replied, "No, if she has the power not to throw it (in the fire)." The Prophet then said, "Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this lady to her son."- Sahih Bukhari.

But, I can't find the hadith with exact number 70.

Surely, Allah(sub)'s love and mercy encompasses all things.-Al-Quran:7:156

I need to know the hadith source identification for the 70 times better love. It will be useful to say this to friends with authentic references.

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    I did not know that love is well-defined enough for us to do arithmetic on it. – user2350 Jul 24 '13 at 7:30
  • @mezhang, this is your question :) – Azik Abdullah Jul 24 '13 at 7:34
  • muslim , why are u saying/commenting that number 70 is not found in the stated hadiths when there is a hadith saying the number 70??? i need the answer ,.u confused me – user5171 May 1 '14 at 12:13
  • @Abdulkarim, in this hadith, it is mentioned that our prophet seeking Allah's pardon seventy times. But the question is about the love of Allah better than 70 times of mother's love. Don't confuse brother, our Almighty's love is greater than all. – Azik Abdullah May 2 '14 at 13:22
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                                 بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Many hadiths are informing us about the Almighty Allah's mercy toward his slaves. I found the following hadith in a book entitled "Understanding the Month of Glory Lessons on the Month of Ramadhan":

Allah loves the best of His creations, the human being. One day the Holy Prophet (S) was walking with his companions when he saw a mother bird with her babies in a nest. The mother bird was feeding the small ones some worms. So tender and gentle were her actions, that the companions were awe-struck at this display of love. The Prophet (S) smiled and said, "Are you surprised at the love this mother bird has for her babies? Let me inform you that Allah loves His creatures, the human beings seventy times more than this mother!"

But I didn't find the reference from which author has brought this hadith.

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There are many hadiths that mention the number 70. Its not the actual quantitive measure but more, a figure of speech in arab (and other) cultures to show something that is done repeatedly or something excessive.

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    We have similar phrases like "hundreds of times" and "dozens of them." – Najeeb Jul 24 '13 at 8:28
  • number 70 is not found in the stated hadiths, not a correct answer. – Azik Abdullah Jul 24 '13 at 9:10
  • Second one from the top... "I heard the Messenger of Allah saying, "I swear by Allah that I seek Allah's Pardon and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day." [Al-Bukhari]. – goto Jul 24 '13 at 11:46
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Allah loves the best of His creations, the human being. One day the Holy Prophet (S) was walking with his companions when he saw a mother bird with her babies in a nest. The mother bird was feeding the small ones some worms. So tender and gentle were her actions, that the companions were awe-struck at this display of love. The Prophet (S) smiled and said, "Are you surprised at the love this mother bird has for her babies? Let me inform you that Allah loves His creatures, the human beings seventy times more than this mother!"

@Muslim here is the hadith , tell me when you see this hadith and accept it (I was talking about this hadith mentioned here) (70 mothers)

and no hadith is inauthentic because allah said:

Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. http://quran.com/15/9

and in another verse:

whatever the prophet says, is a verse from allah

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    -1, what is the source of the 2nd verse ? and the scholars of hadith would disagree with your statement of "no inauthentic hadith" – Sohaeb Jul 2 '14 at 20:26
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As per my research there is no such hadith ("Allah loves His servants 70 times more") in Sahih Bukhari; Allah knows best. I, however, can't comment on other books or the authenticity of this hadith since I am not a scholar of ahadith.

  • This really isn't very useful as an answer; as written, it looks like you're more interested in arguing about ulum-al-hadith than in actually writing a good answer. Please note that we are not a typical Internet forum, and especially not a forum for arguing and debate (see: meta.islam.stackexchange.com/q/1255/22). The "Post Your Answer" field is for those posts that directly answer the question asked, and is expected to be complete and focussed on that question. – goldPseudo Aug 12 '15 at 21:18

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