Is this Hadith sahih?
Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wrote a letter to ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha), that:
‘Write a letter to advise me , and do not overburden me.’
So ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) wrote to Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu):
‘Peace be upon you. As for what follows, indeed I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:
‘Whoever seeks Allah’s pleasure by the people’s wrath, Allah will suffice him from the people. And who ever seeks the people’s pleasure by Allah’s wrath, Allah will entrust him to the people. And Peace be upon you.’
This is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi with a slightly weak chain.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2414)
However, the Hadith itself is authentic (sahih) as declared by Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah).
(Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: 276-277)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar