Is this narration correct?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated:
“[Among the] first people to be called to enter Jannah will be those who praised Allah in times of happiness and sadness [in prosperity and in adversity].
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). He has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 501/502)
Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has also recorded a similar narration. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared this chain sound (hasan).
(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 3114, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 95)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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