Assistance from Allah will come according to the extent of responsibility

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Al ma’unatu ‘ala qadril mauna

Translation: According to the extent of responsibility, that is how much the help of Allah will come.


Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Verily assistance from Allah will come according to the extent of responsibility, and the ability to be patient (sabr)  will be granted in accordance to the calamity.

(Bazzar; Kashful Astar, hadith: 1506 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 9481 and 9483)

The above Hadith is suitable to quote.

(See Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 324)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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