Is this authentic?

وجاء رجل إلى الحسن البصري فقال له: إني أعصي الله وأذنب، وأرى الله يعطيني ويفتح علي من الدنيا، ولا أجد أني محروم من شيء. فقال له الحسن: هل تقوم الليل فقال: لا، فقال: كفاك أن حرمك الله مناجاته



I have not come across this narration in any of the earlier sources. This narration appears in books authored by contemporaries.



A man approached Hasan al Basri (rahimahullah) and said: “I disobey Allah and commit sins. However, Allah still provides for me generously and has showered worldly possessions upon me. I don’t believe that I am deprived in any way.” Hasan (rahimahullah) replied, “Do you offer Tahajjud Salah?” He replied, “No.” He replied, “It is sufficient [deprivation] that Allah has deprived you of intimately conversing with him.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar