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Only seek your needs from those who want to see you acquire them

Question

What is the reference of this Hadith?

“Never seek your needs from one who does not love to see your success”

 

Answer

I have not come across this as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a lengthy piece of advice of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ’anhu).

(Rawdatul ‘Uqala of Imam Ibn Hibban pg. 82-83)

 

See the full narration here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar