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Is this correctly attributed to Imam Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah)?

ليس من يوم يأتي على ابن آدم إلا ينادى فيه يا ابن آدم أنا خلق جديد وأنا فيما تعمل عليك غدا شهيد فاعمل في خيرا أشهد لك به غدا فإني لو قد مضيت لم ترني أبدا قال: ويقول الليل مثل ذلك



Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded these words as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 303)


However, this Hadith has been transmitted with a very weak chain.

(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 165)


Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration as the statement of Imam Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah). This version should be quoted instead:

عن الحسن، قال: ليس يوم يأتي من أيام الدنيا إلا يتكلم يقول: يا أيها الناس إني يوم جديد، وأنا على من يعمل في شهيد، وإني لو غربت الشمس لم أرجع إليكم إلى يوم القيامة

(Kitabuz Zuhd, Hadith: 474. Also see: Kalamul Layali Wal Ayyam of Imam Ibn Abid Dunya, Hadith: 7)



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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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