Is this Hadith authentic?

‘Adi ibn Hatim, embraced Islam, and is a well-known Companion. One day he asked the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) about his father, praising him because he was a good man, and said,

“O Messenger of Allah! My father was good to his relatives, and he would feed the poor, and he would do this, and do that … (and he went on listing the good deeds his father had done) … so shall he be rewarded for any of that?”

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “O ‘Adi, your father desired something [i.e fame], and he achieved it”



This Hadith is recorded by -among others- Imams: Abu Dawud Tayalisy, Ahmad, and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah).


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared it authentic (sahih).

(Musnad Tayalisy, Hadith: 1034, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 258 & 379 and sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: 332)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar