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Authenticity and Arabic text of the Hadith ‘Great reward comes with greater trial’

Question

Please can you mention the authenticity and the Arabic text of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed greater reward comes with greater trial. And indeed, when Allah loves a people He subjects them to trials, so whoever is content, then for him is [Allah’s] Pleasure, and whoever is discontent, then for him is [Allah’s] Wrath.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2396)

 

Arabic text

إن عظم الجزاء مع عظم البلاء وإن الله إذا أحب قوما ابتلاهم فمن رضي فله الرضا ومن سخط فله السخط

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar