Do not be anxious, whatever is predestined will occur

Question

What is the status of this narration:

لا تكثر همك، ما يقدر يكن، وما ترزق يأتك

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in several Hadith collections with a weak chain:

  1. Al Faraj Ba’dash Shiddah, 19
  2. At Targhib Wat Tarhib of Abul Qasim Al Isbahani, 2306
  3. Shu’abul Iman, 1144
  4. Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 13 pg. 356

Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 9858 and Al Mudawi, Hadith: 3702

 

The narration is suitable to quote.

 

Translation

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“Do not worry/be anxious, whatever is destined will occur and whatever sustenance is due, will come to you”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar