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:
- Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3703
- Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 8826
- Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 1031
- Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 490
- 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.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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