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Adopt the Character of Allah

Question

 What is the authenticity of the following Hadith which is often found in Sufi texts?

Takhalluqu bi-akhlaq Allah

Translation: Adopt the character of Allah Ta’ala.

 

 

Answer

This Hadih has been cited -with no chain- by Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) in his book: ‘Al-Maqsadul Asna’.

The closest narration I could find is recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) in which Allah Ta’ala says:

‘I am Allah, there is no deity  besides me, the Most Merciful. I have created more than three hundred and ten characteristics; whoever brings any one of them in addition to testimony in La ilaha illallah, shall enter Jannah’

(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 1093)

Declared sound (hasan) by ‘Allamah Zabidi (rahimahullah).

(Ithafus Sadatil Muttaqin, vol.5 pg.177. See other supporting narrations in Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.1 pg.36)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar