What is the reference for this narration and can it be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Be content and you will be the most grateful of people to Allah”



This narration is recorded in Sunan Ibn Majah, as part of a longer narration. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offered five advices to Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The narration in question is one of them.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4217)


‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).

(Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1432)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a slightly different version. See here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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