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Allah Ta’ala does not look mercifully at those who sever ties

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

 إن الله عز وجل ليعمر بالقوم الديار ويثمر لهم الأموال وما نظر إليهم منذ خلقهم بغضا لهم قيل وكيف ذلك يا رسول الله؟ قال بصلتهم أرحامهم او قال لتضييعهم ارحامهم

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani, Imam Hakim and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has graded the chain sound (hasan).

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 161, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12556, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 152)

 

Translation

Allah Ta’ala fills a nation’s homes/grants them long lives and makes their wealth profitable but does not look at them [with mercy] since he created them. Someone asked, ‘And why is that O Rasulullah?’ He replied, ‘Due to them severing ties’

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

This Hadith illustrates that abundance of wealth is not necessarily a sign of Allah Ta’ala being  pleased with an individual.