Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do a lot of remembrance of Allah until they say, ‘He is insane.’”
Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration. Imam Hakim and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 68, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 817 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 499)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar