Abstain from asking people, you will enter Jannah

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Could you verify the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu)  said: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Who will commit himself to holding fast onto one quality, I will guarantee him Jannah?’ Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I said: ‘I will.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Do not ask people for anything.’”



Imam Abu Dawud, Imam Ibn Majah and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration. ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1640 , Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1837, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 277, Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 581)


In Sunan Ibn Majah and Musnad Ahmad, the narration further mentions, ‘When Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would drop his whip while he was on his mount, he would not say to anyone: ‘Get that for me’ rather he would dismount and grab it himself.’

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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