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Entrance into Jannah is through the mercy of Allah

Question

Kindly provide the authenticity and translation of the following narration:

وَحَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ، عُقْبَةَ ح وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَاتِمٍ، – وَاللَّفْظُ لَهُ – حَدَّثَنَا بَهْزٌ، حَدَّثَنَا وُهَيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى، بْنُ عُقْبَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ بْنَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهَا كَانَتْ تَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ سَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا فَإِنَّهُ لَنْ يُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ أَحَدًا عَمَلُهُ ‏‏.‏ قَالُوا وَلاَ أَنْتَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ‏: وَلاَ أَنَا إِلاَّ أَنْ يَتَغَمَّدَنِيَ اللَّهُ مِنْهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ أَحَبَّ الْعَمَلِ إِلَى اللَّهِ أَدْوَمُهُ وَإِنْ قَلَّ

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) by both Imams Bukhari and Muslim. It has also appeared on the authority of other Sahabah as well (radiyallahu ‘anhum). The specific version/wording in the aforementioned text has appeared in Sahih Muslim.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6467, 6463, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2818)

 

Translation

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) has reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say:

‘Be consistent/observe moderation, and [if you fail to observe it perfectly,] try to do as much as you can, and be happy, as no one’s [good] deeds [alone] will be able to get him into Jannah [i.e. paradise].’

They [i.e. the Sahabah – radiyallahu ‘anhum] said: “Not even you, O Rasulullah?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Not even I, unless Allah [Ta’ala] wraps/covers me in His mercy. And know well that the most beloved action to Allah is the most consistent of them, even if it is a little.

(Refer: Al Minhaj, Hadith: 7042-7054, and An-Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, Letters: س د د)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best. ‏

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar