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Correct translation of a Hadith on well wishing

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

Allah Ta’ala said: “The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is sincerity for my sake.”

 

Answer

Kindly see the reference and authenticity of the Hadith here.

 

Translation

The Arabic text of the Hadith:

أحب ما تعبدني به عبدي إلي النصح لي

The more accurate translation is as follows:

Allah Ta’ala says: “The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is by being sympathetic to others/well wishing for my sake

 

This translation is based on the explanation provided by ‘Allamah Sindhi (rahimahullah).

(Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘Ala Musnadil Imam Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 256)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar