Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks; A drop of tear shed due to the fear of Allah, and a drop of blood shed in the path of Allah. Regarding the two marks, they are: A mark received in the path of Allah (mark of a wound sustained in jihad or other avenues of good) and a mark (or wound) caused in observing one of the obligatory commandments of Allah.”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib)
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1669)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar