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More advices offered to Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this narration authentic?

عن معاذ بن جبل قال: بعثني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى اليمن، فلما سرت أرسل في أثري فرددت، فقال: ” أتدري لم بعثت إليك؟ لا تصيبن شيئا بغير إذني فإنه غلول، {ومن يغلل يأت بما غل يوم القيامة} [آل عمران: 161]، لهذا دعوتك، فامض لعملك

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration and has declared it sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1335)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent me to Yemen. When I left, he sent [someone] to call me back. He then said, ‘Do you know why I called you back? [I called for you, to inform you] Do not take anything [from the booty] without my permission, for that will be [regarded to be stealing] and [Allah Ta’ala says] ‘Whoever steals, will come on the Day of Qiyamah with what he stole.’ This is why I called you, you may now proceed.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar