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Fearing Allah leads to salvation in the Hereafter

Question

Is this narration reliable?

“If a person fears Allah in this world he will be safe on the day of Qiyamah but if he feels safe from Allah’s punishment in this world he will be fearful in the Hereafter”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith Qudsi authentic.

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who reports from Allah Ta’ala:

“By My Grandeur, I will never allow my slave to be fearful or fearless twice. If he fears me in the world, I will grant him safety in the Hereafter, but if he feels safe from me [my punishment] in this world, I will cause him to  fear in the Hereafter”

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 640)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar