What is the source of these words?

من سرته حسنته وساءته سيئته فذلك المؤمن



Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded these words as part of a longer Hadith, on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…Whosoever’s good deeds please him and evil deeds make him sad, then that is a [true] believer.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2165)


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with very slight variation in the wording.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6728)


Imams Ahmad, Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) and others have recorded a similar Hadith. See here


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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