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Look at those who are more pious than you and less well off than you and Allah will record you among the grateful and patient

Question

I would like to know the reference for the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“He who has two traits, Allah will record him to be among the grateful and the patient and if he does not possess these two habits, he will not be recorded by Allah among the grateful and patient;

He who sees his superior in Islam and follows him and sees one inferior in worldly things and then expresses his thanks to Allah, that out of His Mercy and Grace Allah has kept him in a better state, then Allah records him to be from among the grateful and patient.

And he who looks to his inferiors concerning religion and looks to one superior in worldly riches, and expresses sorrow for getting less, then Allah will not record him as amongst the grateful and patient.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2512)

 

The Hadith is corroborated and suitable to quote. See here and here.

(Also see: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6490)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar