Six good deeds

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Is this an authentic Hadith?

عن أبي مالك الأشعري عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ست خصال من الخير: جهاد أعداء الله بالسيف، والصوم في يوم الصيف، وحسن الصبر عند المصيبة، وترك المراء وأنت محق، وتبكير الصلاة في يوم الغيم، وحسن الوضوء في أيام الشتاء



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2500)


Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators weak.

The Hadith is suitable to quote for encouragements, as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

(Also see: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2857, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4653 and Al Mudawi, Hadith: 1969)



Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Six deeds/qualities are from goodness; fighting the enemies of Allah with the sword, fasting on a [hot] summer’s day, patience at the time of a calamity, abandoning arguing even though you are on the truth, hastening the performance of Salah on a cloudy day and making wudu [properly] on a wintry day.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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