Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever seeks to be a judge and asks others to intercede so he can have it, he will be left to himself. Whoever is forced into it, Allah will send down an angel to direct him.”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1324. Also see: Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3573)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar