Remembering Allah Ta’ala in the marketplace

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Is this narration authentic?

Whoever remembers Allah in the markets once, Allah will remember him a hundred times.



This narration has been declared a fabrication by the Muhaddithun. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever remembers Allah in the marketplace once, Allah will remember him one hundred times.”

(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 322)


Although this narration is not suitable to quote, remembering Allah in the marketplace is indeed meritorious since people are usually negligent of Allah during trade.

See Humayd ibn Hilal Al ‘Adawi’s (rahimahullah) statement regarding remembering Allah Ta’ala in the marketplace here.


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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