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The virtue of ‘ibadah at times of trials

Question

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.”

 

Answer

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