What is the authenticity of this narration?
“There is no harm in possessing wealth for the one who fear [Allah Ta’ala], but good health for those who fear Allah is even better than wealth, and cheerfulness is a bounty”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2141, Al Adabul Mufrad of Imam Bukhari, Hadith: 301 and Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 372)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs. ‘Allamah Busiri has declared the chain of narrators of Ibn Majah reliable.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 3 and Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 715)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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