Is this reliable?
إِنَّ أَحَبَّ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ الشَّكُورُ الصَّابِرُ الَّذِي إِذَا ابْتُلِيَ صَبَرَ وَإِذَا أُعْطِيَ شَكَرَ
Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the reliable Tabi’i, Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Shikkhir (rahimahullah) with a reliable chain.
(Az Zuhd, Hadith: 1334)
The most beloved servants in the sight of Allah are those who are very grateful and patient. When they are tested the adopt patience and when they are bestowed [with a bounty] they are grateful
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar