Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice to his son

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What is the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advised his son Abu ‘Ubaydah with three words: “My son, I command you to fear Allah, let your house suffice you, cry over your sins.”



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this advice of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advised his son Abu ‘Ubaydah with [the following] advices: “O my beloved son! I advise you to adopt Taqwa of Allah, your home should suffice you/let your home be spacious enough for you, cry over your sins and control your tongue.”

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8536)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See here


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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