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The grateful and patient ones are most beloved to Allah Ta’ala

Question

Is this reliable?

إِنَّ أَحَبَّ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ الشَّكُورُ الصَّابِرُ الَّذِي إِذَا ابْتُلِيَ صَبَرَ وَإِذَا أُعْطِيَ شَكَرَ

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the reliable Tabi’i,  Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Shikkhir (rahimahullah) with a reliable chain.

(Az Zuhd, Hadith: 1334)

 

Translation

The most beloved servants in the sight of Allah are those who are very grateful and patient. When they are tested the adopt patience and when they are bestowed [with a bounty] they are grateful

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar