Kindly verify the translation and provide the reference of the following.

“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.”

JazakAllah khairan



This Hadith is authentic as reported by Sayyiduna Salman Al-Farisi (radiyallahu’anhu) and is recorded in the following Hadith books:

Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3556, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 876 & Mustadrak Hakim, vol.1 pg. 497.

I would translate the first sentence as follows:

‘Indeed Allah Ta’ala is extremely Shy/Bashful and Generous…’

The rest of your translation is perfect.

Note: The meaning of ‘Allah Ta’ala being shy’ is that Allah Ta’ala does in this instance as a shy person would do…

(Faydul Qadir, Hadith:1729)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar