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Hadith about the value of youth

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic and what is its explanation?:

إن الله ليعجب من الشاب ليست له صبوة

 

Answer

Translation

Verily Allah Ta’ala becomes pleased with a youngster who isn’t inclined towards sin. (i.e, one who grows up in the obedience of Allah Ta’ala)

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 151, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 1743 and Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, vol. 11, Hadith: 853 [17].)

‘Allamah Haythami and Hafiz Sakhawi (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain as sound (hasan)

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 270 and Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 241)

 

The explanation is clear from the translation. Also see An-Nihayah of Ibnul Athir, vol. 2 pg. 12 and Hashiyatus Sindi ‘ala Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 p. 201.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar