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

إن الله ليعجب من الشاب ليست له صبوة




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