Did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say this?
‘Dawud (‘alayhis salam) was the one who would worship [Allah] the most out of all men’
Yes. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration and has graded it sound (hasan).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3490)
‘Allamah Tibi (rahimahullah) states that this is restricted to Dawud’s (‘alayhis salam) time. [i.e. Dawud ‘alayhis salam was the one who would worship [Allah] the most out of all men in his time]
(Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 3490)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
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