The Hadith: 'Al-Madinah is a sanctuary from`A'ir to Thawr'

Q 2: I heard a Hadith on a tape that was not referenced, and I would like to know its rank. The Hadith states that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Al-Madinah is a sanctuary from `A'ir to Thawr; so anyone who commits an act of transgression or gives shelter to a transgressor will incur the Curse of Allah, the angels and all the people. None of their obligatory or supererogatory good deeds will be accepted as recompense on the Day of Resurrection.

A: This Hadith is Sahih (authentic) and related in the Two Sahih Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim) and others. It is part of the Hadith narrated by `Aly (may Allah be pleased with him), which is known as the Hadith of (Part No. 3; Page No. 223) Al-Sahifah (Parchment). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.