The hadith is accepted by all Muslims, both Sunni and Shi'a, and has been mentioned in the hadith collections of all Islamic sects.
The Holy Prophet (s): "Indeed I am leaving two things among you, to which if you hold yourself, you will never astray: the book of Allah –who is almighty and great- and my household (Ahl al-Bayt), my family ('itra). O people hear! And I have announced to you that: indeed you will enter my presence and I will ask you about what you did to the thaqalayn (two weighty things) and the thaqalayn are the book of Allah and my ahl al-bayt."
- Zayd b. Arqam: the hadith of thaqalayn is narrated through six chains of narration from him in the books: Sunan an-Nasa'i, al-Mu'jam al-kabir, Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Mustadrak al-Hakim, Musnad Ahmad.
- Zayd b. Thabit: in Musnad Ahmad and al-Mu'jam al-kabir.
- Jabir b. 'Abd Allah: in Sunan al-Tirmidhi, al-Mu'jam al-kabir, and al-Mu'jam al-awsat.
- Hudhayfa b. Usayd: in al-Mu'jam al-kabir.
- Abu Sa'id al-Khudri: in Musnad Ahmad and Du'afa' al-kabir.