What is the status of this narration:

لا تكثر همك، ما يقدر يكن، وما ترزق يأتك



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.



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