Having tawakkul and reliance on Allah Ta’ala as birds do

Question

Can I get a reference for this Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“If you all depend on Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the morning and return with full belly at dusk.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ahmad (rahimahumullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2344, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4164, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 30 and pg. 52)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar