Can this narration be quoted?

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Allah Ta’ala says, A Person whose body I make healthy and to whom I grant enough provision, but five years go by and he does not come to Me [visit My house for ‘Umrah or Hajj] is indeed deprived.”



This Hadith is recorded in the following Hadith collections:

  1. Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3703
  2. Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 8826
  3. Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 1031
  4. Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 490
  5. Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3838

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Abu Ya’la and Tabarani reliable.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 20. Also see: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 212)


You may quote this Hadith.


Note: Some versions of this narration, like in Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq and Al Mu’jamul Awsat, state ‘Every four years’ instead of five years.


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