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The virtues of knowledge and the remembrance of Allah

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration:

Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The entire world is cursed and whatever it contains is also cursed except for the dhikr of Allah Ta’ala and what is joined to it, and except for the ‘Alim and the muta’allim.”

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded by Imams Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) .

Ima Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared it sound (hasan gharib).

‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) has also graded it as good (jayyid).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2322, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4112 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1967 and 4281. Also see Targhib, Hadith: 117 and 4741)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar