What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If your good deeds make you happy and your bad deeds make you sad, then you are a believer.”
This Hadith is recorded in many Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Among them:
- Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 251, pg. 252 and pg. 256
- Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 176
- Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 14
Imams Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamahs Mundhiri and Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators of Musnad Ahmad reliable.
(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 560 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 176)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar