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Value five before five things occur

Question

Kindly provide the correct sequence and the reference to the following narration:

“Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your good health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration in question in his Mustadrak.

(Mustadrak, vol. 4 pg. 306. Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith as authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs)

 

The sequence of the Hadith as you have cited it, is correct.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar