Make things easy for others, things will be made easy for you

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

عن ابن عباس قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: اسمح يسمح لك

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 248, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5108, Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 1169)

 

‘Allamah ‘Iraqi and ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable.

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 1621, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 110. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 74 and vol. 10 pg. 193)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Treat others kindly/make things easy for others, ‘[Allah] will make things easy for you”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar