Is this authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?
“Take account of yourself before it is taken by Allah”.
This narration is recorded in several Hadith sources, among them:
- Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal: 633
- Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak: 306
- Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 35600
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has also cited this narration.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, after Hadith: 2459)
There is an omission in the chain before Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However, the narration is suitable to quote.
(Refer: Musnadul Faruq, vol. 2 pg. 612)
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar