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If your good deeds make you happy and your bad deeds make you sad, then you are a Believer

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If your good deeds make you happy and your bad deeds make you sad, then you are a believer.”

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in many Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Among them:

  1. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 251, pg. 252 and pg. 256
  2. Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 176
  3. Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 14

 

Imams Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamahs Mundhiri and Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators of Musnad Ahmad reliable.

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 560 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 176)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar