Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “For my Sahabah, poverty is regarded to be good fortune/means of success but for the Believer who comes at the end of time, wealth is regarded to be good fortune/a means of success. Thus, if you are able to become wealthy, then you should do so.”
‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 722, Hadith: 890 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 198)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar