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Ask Allah to renew your Iman as Iman deteriorates

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Iman deteriorates just as clothes become old and worn, so ask Allah to renew the Iman in your hearts”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration. Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs. ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi and ‘Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have also declared the chain sound.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 4. Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1957)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar