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A narration regarding the will of Allah Ta’ala

Question

What is status of following Hadith?

“O my servant, You have certain desires/wishes and I have certain wishes. However what I wish will come to pass. If you submit to my will I will suffice you all your wishes. However, if you do not submit to my wish, I will tire you in [trying to fulfill your wishes] and then what I wish will still transpire”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a very weak chain ,as the statement of Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah), and not as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) says that Allah Ta’ala revealed this statement to Dawud (‘alayhis salam). This seems to be sourced from Historical (Israely) sources.

(Refer: Nawadirul Usul, Hadith: 732 and 1597, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 310. Also see Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 9 pg. 653)

 

However, the general meaning of this statement is part of our belief.

A Muslim firmly believes that whatever transpires is only through the wish and command of Allah Ta’ala. There are many Verses of the Holy Quran which discuss this.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar