What is the status of this hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that when noor enters the heart, the (spiritual) breast of man expands. When the Sahabah asked for a sign of this noor, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Such a person flees from this abode of deception. He turns his attention to the abode of the Aakhirah (Hereafter) and he makes preparations for death before it’s arrival.”
This narration is very weak.
It has been reported with several chains, all of which meet at one particular narrator who is classified as extremely weak.
(Tafsir Tabari & Ibn Kathir, surah: An’am, ayah:125)
Also see footnotes on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah by my esteemed Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him), Hadith: 35456.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar