What is the status of the following Hadith?
“Do not say if only”
This is part of a longer Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim. The Hadith is therefore authentic.
The part in question is as follows:
“If something afflicts you, do not say ‘If only I had done such and such’, you should say instead, Allah has decreed and he does as he wishes, for the word ‘law (لو)’ [meaning: ‘if’] opens the way for Shaytan” [It will lead a person to raise an objection against taqdir]
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2664)
See the full Hadith here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar