Correct translation of a Hadith on the good fortune of a believer

Question

Please confirm the translation and reference for the following Hadith:

“The believer is indeed wonderful. When goodness comes to him, he praises Allah and offers Shukr (gratitude), and when misfortune strikes him, he praises Allah and adopts Sabr (patience).”

 

Answer

This is an authentic Hadith (sahih).

Sayyiduna Suhayb (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘How wonderful is the matter of the (true) believer! All his conditions are good. Nobody else has this (privilege) besides the believer. If he experiences prosperity, he is grateful and that is good for him, and if difficulty afflicts him, he is patient and that is good for him too.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2999)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

صحيح مسلم (٢٩٩٩): حدثنا هداب بن خالد الأزدي، وشيبان بن فروخ، جميعا عن سليمان بن المغيرة – واللفظ لشيبان – حدثنا سليمان، حدثنا ثابت، عن عبد الرحمن بن أبي ليلى، عن صهيب، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «عجبا لأمر المؤمن، إن أمره كله خير، وليس ذاك لأحد إلا للمؤمن، إن أصابته سراء شكر، فكان خيرا له، وإن أصابته ضراء، صبر فكان خيرا له».