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He who is not grateful to people, is not grateful to Allah

Question

Is this famous Hadith authentic?

من لم يشكر الناس لم يشكر الله

‘He who is not grateful to people, is not grateful to Allah’

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1955, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 32)

 

The Hadith has also been recorded with the following words:

1)

من لا يشكر الناس لا يشكر الله

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1954, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 74. Imam Tirmidhi has declared this authentic –sahih-)

 

2)

لا يشكر الله من لا يشكر الناس

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4778, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 295, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3407)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar