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The reward of fifty Sahabah

Please relate the Hadith wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentions a time, wherein a person who adheres to the Commandments of Allah Ta’ala will receive the reward of fifty Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum)


Sayyiduna Abu Tha’labah Al Khushani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“….For verily ahead of you are such (difficult) days, staying steadfast on Din will be like holding onto burning cinders. Those that do good deeds in those days will receive the reward of fifty people who carry out deeds like you. ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) further states (from another teacher), It was again asked, O Rasulullah! Will they receive the reward of fifty people like them or fifty of us? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘Fifty of you’!”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3058 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4341)

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the above narration as sound (hasan). Hafiz Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has authenticated the narration (sahih).

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 385)

Note: The above narration explains the number of reward that those who hold on to their Din in times of great fitnah, trials and tribulations will attain. This does not imply that they will be greater than Sahabah.

(Refer: Tuhfatul Ahwadhi)

See the complete narration here.

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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