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The Mufarridun; Those who remember Allah Ta’ala in abundance

Question

How authentic is this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The Mufarridun have gone ahead! Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) asked, ‘Who are the Mufarridun, O Rasulullah?’ He replied, ‘Those who are devoted intensively to the remembrance of Allah. Allah’s remembrance reduces their burdens. Hence, they will come with a little burden on the Day of Qiyamah.’

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3596)

 

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded the first part of the Hadith.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2676)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar