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Allah will question every guardian regarding the things under his custody

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Verily Allah will ask every guardian for the things under his custody, whether he cared for them or neglected them.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it authentic.

(Sahih ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4492)

 

Similar words have also been recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 893, 2409 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1829)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar