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One who is content with a small measure of sustenance

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: ‘When a person is content with a small measure of sustenance from Allah, Allah will be content with a small measure of deeds from him’

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration on the authority of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.

This narration does have other supporting chains and texts and is suitable to quote.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4265 and 9531; Also refer: Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7629 and Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 3 pg. 191, Al-Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 4196 and 4212, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 8705, and Ithafus Sadatil Muttaqin, vol. 9 pg. 650)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar