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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) choosing poverty

Question

It has been reported from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he said:

“My Rabb presented to me the opportunity that He make the valley of Makkah gold for me. I replied, ‘O my Rabb! But I [wish] to be satiated one day and hungry the next… When I am hungry, I humble myself before you and thank you. When I become satiated, I give thanks to you and praise you.’

Is this authentic?

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith as sound through corroboration (hasan lighayrihi).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2347. Also see Targhib, vol.4 pg.189 and Hidayatur Ruwat, Hadith: 5118)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar