There is no harm in having wealth for those who fear Allah

Question

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”

 

Answer

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.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar