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Four essential things man needs and will not be questioned about if acquired through halal sources

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The son of Adam does not have a right [need] except to the following; A house in which to live, a garment to cover the private portions of his body, dry bread and water.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2341)

 

Explanation

If these essential items were acquired in a halal manner. Allah Ta’ala will not question a person regarding these in the Hereafter, as they are basic necessities.

(Refer: Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 5186 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 2341)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar