Is this Hadith sahih?
Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported:
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The reward of worship performed at a time of trials is like emigration to me.”
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2948)
‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) explains that people generally become negligent at times of fitnah/trials. Therefore the reward is increased for those individuals who dedicate themselves to ‘ibadah in these times.
(Al Minhaj, Hadith: 7326)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar