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


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar