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A Hadith Qudsi regarding salvation

Question

Can this Hadith Qudsi be quoted?

قال الله عز وجل لا ينجو مني عبدي إلا بإداء ما افترضت عليه

 

Answer

‘Allamah Subki and ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahumallah) state that they have not come across any basis for this narration.

(Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 295, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 464)

 

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Kitabuz Zuhd on the authority of Tawus Al Yamani (rahimahullah) who says he saw this statement in one of the previous Divine Books.

(Kitabuz Zuhd, pg. 2. Also see: Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak, Hadith: 1032)

 

The narration may be quoted as a Historical narration.

 

Translation

Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla says, “My servant can only gain My salvation by carrying out what I have made compulsory upon him”

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar