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Allow the hearts to have a rest

Question

What is status of following narration?

 عَنْ أَنَسٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: رَوِّحُوا الْقُلُوبَ سَاعَةً بِسَاعَةٍ

 

Answer

Translation

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Allow the heart to rest at intervals.’

This Hadith is declared sound (hasan), due to sufficient corroboration, especially from the Hadith in Sahih Muslim, wherein Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) told Sayyiduna Hanzalah (radiyallahu’anhu):

‘O Hanzalah! [do good] in intervals and [take a rest in] other intervals.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6901 with Sharhun Nawawi. Also refer to: Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 530, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4484, Sharhul ihya, vol.5 pg.308)

 

This Hadith encourages moderation in obedience so that one does not suffer from ‘burn out’.

 

Also see here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar