Is this Hadith reliable ?
“Glad tidings for the sincere ones, for they are the lamps of guidance that dispel all the trials of darkness”
Hafiz Abu Nu’aym and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu), the freed slave of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg.16 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6448)
This Hadith has been reported via a weak chain.
(Refer: Al Kamil, vol. 7 pg. 602, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 214 -5816-, and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 364. Also see Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 5289)
However ikhlas and sincerity are extremely important in all of our actions and the acceptance of our actions depend on our sincerity.
See here for narrations on the importance of sincerity.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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