The virtue of fasting for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, just before one’s demise

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There is a Hadith in Musnad Ahmad wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever fasts one day, seeking the pleasure of Allah, if that is the last day of his life, he will enter Jannah.”

Kindly provide the exact reference and authenticity.



This narration is recorded in Musnad Ahmad and Musnad Bazzar on the authority of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 391, Musnad Bazzar; Al Bahruz Zakkhar, Hadith: 2854)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has graded the chain of Musnad Ahmad sound (bi isnadin la ba’sa bihi) and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) states that the narrators have declared credible.

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 85, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 324 and vol. 3 pg. 183)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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