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Do not talk excessively without remembering Allah, for this causes the heart to harden

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not talk excessively without remembering Allah, because such excessive talk without the mention of Allah causes the heart to harden, and the person furthest from Allah is a person with a hard heart”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2411. Some editions of Tirmidhi have Imam Tirmidhi’s grading as ‘hasanun gharib‘ and others have ‘gharib‘ only)

 

The narration is acceptable and suitable to quote.

(Refer: Al Adhkar, Hadith: 997, Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 538, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 1 pg. 133 and Taqribut Tahdhib, 194)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar