Is this Hadith authentic?
من ترك اللباس وهوقادر عليه تواضعا لله دعاه الله على رؤوس الخلائق، حتى يخير في حلل الإيمان يلبس أيها شاء
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Anas Al Juhani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whomsoever avoids wearing [expensive] clothing despite being able to [afford] it, out of humility for Allah, Allah will summon him on the Day of Qiyamah at the head of all creation and he will be given a choice of wearing any of the garments of Iman.”
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 61)
Although this particular chain contains a weak narrator, Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has also recorded the Hadith with a different chain, and has declared it sound (hasan). This chain is void of the weak narrator. Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded this version (without the weak narrator) and has declared it authentic. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2481, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 183-184)
The version in question is therefore suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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.