Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated from Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he said, “There is not a servant who raises his hands such that his armpits become visible, and then he asks Allah for something, except that Allah will give it to him, so long as he is not hasty/impatient.” They asked, ‘How is one hasty?’ He replied, ‘He says, ‘I asked and I asked but I was not given anything.'”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. The chain consists of a weak narrator. Many Muhaddithun have declared him very weak.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3604. Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 31 pg. 449-453, number: 6876, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 132, number: 9050 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 7599)
However, caution against becoming impatient in du’a has been authentically reported in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. See here
This also lends strength to the Hadith in question.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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