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Being pleased with the decree of Allah Ta’ala

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “From the signs of the son of Adam’s prosperity/good fortune, is his satisfaction with what Allah decreed for him.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Ahmad and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith as part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Musnad Ahmad sound (hasan).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, 2151, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 168, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 518 , Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6382, vol. 11 pg. 184)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar