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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the person who makes this world his abode

Question

Kindly assist with the authenticity of this Hadith.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “This world is an abode for whom there is no abode, a wealth for one who has no wealth and the one who has no intelligence gathers it.”

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 71. See the references here)

 

‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (jayyid) and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators credible. ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has also declared the narrators reliable.

(Targhib, vol. 4 pg. 178, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 288 and Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 494)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar