Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The intelligent person is the one who subjugates his soul/takes account of himself, and works for what is after death and the incapable is the one who follows his desires and thereafter entertains hopes in [the mercy] of Allah”
Imams Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Shaddad ibn Aws (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2459, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4260)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar