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Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seeking protection from hypocrisy

Question

Is this narration authentic?

حدثني جبير بن نفير أنه سمع أبا الدرداء وهو في آخر صلاته وقد فرغ من التشهد يتعوذ بالله من النفاق فأكثر من التعوذ منه قال: فقال جبير: وما لك يا أبا الدرداء أنت والنفاق؟ فقال: دعنا عنك فوالله إن الرجل ليتقلب عن دينه في الساعة الواحدة فيخلع منه

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr Ja’far ibn Muhammad  Al Firyabi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a suitable chain.

(Sifatun Nifaq Wa Dhammul Munafiqin, pg. 67/68)

 

Translation

Jubayr ibn Nufayr (rahimahullah) heard Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seeking Allah’s protection excessively from hypocrisy, after reciting tashahhud at the end of his Salah. Jubayr (rahimahullah) questioned him regarding this saying, ‘What is with you O Abud Darda? You and hypocrisy?’ [i.e. You can never become a hypocrite]. Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, ‘Leave me, for by Allah, A man will [turn away/be unmindful] of his Din for a short period resulting in it being snatched away from him.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar