Another version of the narration regarding Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) loving death, poverty and illness

Question

I am looking for the reference for this narration:

ثلاث أحبهن ويكرههن الناس: الفقر، والمرض، والموت

 

Answer

This statement of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is recorded in Musnad Ibnul Ja’d and Hilyatul Awliya.

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “There are three things which I love but people dislike; Poverty, illness and death.”

(Musnad Ibnul Ja’d: 1097, Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg. 217. Also see: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 186)

 

See the reason why he liked these three things here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar