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Fear Allah wherever you are and follow up a bad deed with a good deed

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Be conscious of Allah wherever you are, follow up a bad deed with a good deed it will wipe out the ill effects of the bad deed, and interact with people in a good manner”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Hakim and others have recorded this narration. Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1987, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 153, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 54)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

This Hadith is very profound in its meaning. It covers all parts of one’s life. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the ability to practice on it. Amin.