Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Be moderate in seeking worldly things for everyone will be facilitated for which he was created [i.e. each person will only receive what is predestined for him]”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Humayd As Sa’idi (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2142)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 3. Also see: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 534 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 191)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar