Question

I am searching for the reference of this statement:

“If you wish for Allah to continue granting you what you love, then continue doing what He loves” – Imam Ahmad

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has cited this statement of Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah).

Ibrahim al Harbi (rahimahullah) stated that he heard Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) say: “If you desire for Allah to keep granting you what you love, then persevere in doing what He loves.”

(Al Bidayah wan Nihayah, vol. 11 pg. 167)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

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