Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s advice on avoiding sins and being punctual with the obligatory deeds

Question

What is the grade of the following Hadith?

Sayyidah Ummu Anas (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that she once said, ‘O Rasulullah! Advise me’. He said, “Avoid acts of disobedience, that is the best Hijrah. Be punctual with your obligatory acts as this is the best Jihad and remember Allah in abundance for you do not bring Allah anything he loves more than remembering him in abundance

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration in question.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 313, vol. 25, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6731 and 6818)

 

Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has pointed out a weak narrator in the chain. The Hadith however, is suitable to quote.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.10 pg. 74. Also see Lisanul Mizan, vol. 2 pg. 32 and ‘Ujalatul Imla of Hafiz Burhanud Din An Naji, pg. 298)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar