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People will be questioned in the Hereafter regarding their duty of forbidding evil

Question

What is the status of this narration?

حدثنا علي بن الجعد، قال: حدثنا الزنجي بن خالد، عن عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن معمر الأنصاري، عن نهار بن حصن، عن أبي سعيد الأنصاري، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن الله عز وجل ليسأل العبد يوم القيامة، حتى إنه ليقول: ما منعك إذا رأيت المنكر أن تنكره، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: فإذا لقن الله عبدا حجته، قال: أي رب، وثقت بك وفرقت من الناس

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded the version cited in your question. Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Al Amr Bil Ma’ruf, Hadith: 11, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7368)

 

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with slight variation in the wording. ‘Allamahs ‘Iraqi and Busiri (rahimahumallah) have declared this chain authentic.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4017. Refer, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2106/2238, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1343)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Allah Ta’ala will question a person on the Day of Qiyamah. [One question will be], ‘What prevented you from forbidding evil when you saw evil being carried out?’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘Allah Ta’ala will inspire him to say, O my Rabb, I placed my trust in you and was afraid of the people.'”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar