I have heard people stating:
“Allah is shy to question a servant whose beard is white/grey regarding their sins.”
Please provide the reference for this being an authentic Hadith.
This Hadith is recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) in Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5282.
The chain of narrators is good.
(See: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.10 pg.149 and Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 742)
Note: The word used in the Hadith does literally translate as ‘to be shy’
However, it should be understood to mean: Allah does not refuse…
The full version of the Hadith is as follows:
Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:
‘Indeed Allah Ta’ala is bashful for a muslim who has white hair and is upright, adhering to the sunnah, that when he asks from Allah, He is not refused.’
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar