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Remember Allah, for it is a cure

What is the source of this narration?

Amirul Mu’minin Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“Remind yourselves of Allah, for it is a cure. Do not remind yourselves of people, for it is a disease.”


This narration is recorded in Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Ahmad and Imam Hannad ibn Sariy. Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has also recorded the narration.

(Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Ahmad, Hadith: 644, Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Hannad, Hadith: 1111, Kitabus Samt, Hadith: 204 and 658, Al Ghibah Wan Namimah, Hadith: 67)

The narration is suitable to quote.

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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