What is the authenticity of this narration?
On the authority of Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The one most deserving of envy according to me is the one who has the least burden, who offers a [great deal] of Salah [and finds solace in Salah], worshipping his Rabb well, and obeys him[even] in private. He is unknown among the people [and is not paid any heed]. His provisions are only what is sufficient and he is patient/content with that.” Then he tapped with his fingers and said: “His death comes quickly, his mourners are few, and his inheritance is little.”
This Hadith is declared weak, but suitable to quote for the purpose of encouragements.
Refer: Targhib, Hadith: 4693, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 2210, At-Taysir, vol.1 pg.312, Talkhisul Mustadrak, vol.4 pg.123 and Bayanul wahmi wal iham, Hadith: 2194.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar