The Hadeeth: “Al-Madeenah is a sanctuary from`A’ir to Thawr”

Question 45: I heard a Hadeeth on a tape that was not referenced, and I would like to know its rank. The Hadeeth states that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  Al-Madeenah 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 Allaah, the angels and all the people. None of their obligatory or supererogatory good deeds will be accepted as recompense on the Day of Resurrection.

Answer: This Hadeeth is Saheeh (authentic) and related in the Two Saheeh Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) and others. It is part of the Hadeeth narrated by `Alee (may Allaah be pleased with him), which is known as the Hadeeth of Al-Saheefah (Parchment)… read more here.