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No reward for a person who fought in the path of Allah, seeking reward and fame

Question

 Please provide the reference for the following:

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked:

What is the reward for a person who fought in the path of Allah, seeking reward and fame? Nabi (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallan) said: “There is no reward for him.” The man repeated the question three times to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: “There is no reward for him.”, and then said: “Allah Ta’ala accepts those deeds which were performed purely for His Sake and which were meant to seek His Pleasure.

Answer

Imam Nasa’i (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 3140)

Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the hadith as good (jayyid).

(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 2810)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar