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Authenticity of the narration regarding Musa (‘alayhis salam) asking Allah how to make shukr

Question

Is this narration authentic:

عن عبد الله بن سلام، قال: قال موسى لربه يا رب ما الشكر الذي ينبغي لك؟ قال: لا يزال لسانك رطبا من ذكري

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a sound chain.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 35429. See further references here)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Salam (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “Once Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah, ‘[How do I show] gratitude to You that is appropriate?’ Allah Ta’ala replied, ‘Your tongue should remain moist in my remembrance.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar