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The poor will enter Jannah first

Question

Is this narration reliable?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When you will gather on the Day of Qiyamah, an announcement will be made, ‘Where are the poor and the destitute of this Ummah’? Hearing it, they will rise. Then, it will be said to them, ‘What were the deeds you performed’? They will reply, ‘O our Rabb! You tried and tested us and we endured with patience, whereas You gave wealth and authority to others. Allah Ta’ala will say, ‘You have spoken the truth. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘These people will enter Jannah before the rest of mankind. Subsequently, a strict accountability will be left for the wealthy and the rulers.”

 

Answer

Imam Hibban and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration. Imam Ibn Hibban has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Haythami has declared the narrators of Tabarani reliable.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7419 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 337)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar