Another version of the Hadith on a person becoming pleased with good deeds

Question

What is the source of these words?

من سرته حسنته وساءته سيئته فذلك المؤمن

 

Answer

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

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar