Is the following statement a hadith?
‘The intention of a believer is better than his action’
This is a hadith, and has been reported through several chains. Although most of the chains have been declared as weak by the Muhaddithun, however when combined, they gain sufficient strength making it suitable to quote.
(See Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6445, Majma’uz Zawaid vol. 1 pg. 61 and pg. 109, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1260 and Mukhtasarul Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1154)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar