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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advice regarding sustenance and seeking rizq through halal avenues

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Question

Is the following Hadith suitable to quote?

ليس من عمل يقرب إلى الجنة، إلا قد أمرتكم به، ولا عمل يقرب إلى النار، إلا قد نهيتكم عنه، لا يستبطئن أحد منكم رزقه ان جبريل عليه السلام ألقى في روعي أن أحدا منكم لن يخرج من الدنيا حتى يستكمل رزقه، فاتقوا الله أيها الناس، وأجملوا في الطلب، فإن استبطأ أحد منكم رزقه، فلا يطلبه بمعصية الله، فإن الله لا ينال فضله بمعصية

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no deed that will gain you proximity to Jannah, except that I have ordered you to carry it out and I have prohibited you from all deeds that will take you close to the fire. None of you should feel [that his] sustenance is [coming to him] too delayed. Jibril  (‘alayhis salam) cast in my heart that no one will leave the world until he completes [his allotted portion] of sustenance. Fear Allah O people and be moderate in seeking [sustenance]. If one of you feels that his sustenance is delayed, you should not seek it through the disobedience of Allah, for Allah’s Kindness cannot be attained through disobedience.”

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 4)

 

The Hadith has also been reported with more that one chain. It is well corroborated and suitable to quote. ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has also indicated toward the reliability.

(Refer: Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 927, Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 534. Also see: Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s -hafizahullah- footnotes on Musannaf, Hadith: 35473)

 

See some corroborating narrations here and here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

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