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The intelligent one is he who subjugates his nafs and carries out deeds which will benefit him after death

Question

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”

 

Answer

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